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Police severely beat Black college student who was not a suspect in a crime


A Black college student was leaving an internship when police officers beat, arrested and accused him of a crime he didn’t commit.

According to KMOV in St. Louis, Joseph Swink was leaving his internship when he crashed his car while trying to avoid a police chase. But instead of helping Swink, the police officers pulled him out of his vehicle, slammed his face on the pavement and placed handcuffs on his wrists.

Swink attempted to tell the officers he was a college student without a criminal record, but the officers ignored him. He was taken into custody when the officers finally discovered the suspect whom they were looking for was arrested a few miles away.

During the altercation, Swink suffered severe facial bruises and his car was totaled. The officers apologized to Swink, but they will not be reprimanded for their actions.


  1. Reflections on January 18, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    This is beyond appalling. This is happening to black males all the time. This is why it is important to stop police violence. I wish this young man had a recording. Even with a recording the officers will get away with brutality. Get a great attorney, and keep fighting to be treated as a human being. The cops are no better than the criminals.

  2. Rashad Young Shogun Persons on January 18, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Typical sadly

  3. Raheem Wiltor on January 19, 2015 at 7:15 am

    C’est monstrueux ce que ce pauvre Joseph Swink a subi. Et ces flics, même pas réprimandé pour ce qu’ils ont fait. J’espère sincèrement qu’il va déposer plainte contre eux. Et encore une fois, c’est la police de Saint Louis qui en est responsable.
    Comme vient de le souligner Reflections, ces flics ne valent pas mieux que les criminels qu’ils sont censés arrêter. Que Joseph prenne le meilleur avocat qui soit et fasse tout son possible pour que ces ripoux se fassent virer et se fasse enfermer.

  4. soisaid on January 20, 2015 at 11:53 am

    bring on the lawsuit!