Multiple investigations have been launched into the violent arrest of 20-year-old college student Ronald Weekley, reports the LA Weekly.
Weekley was skateboarding outside his home in Venice, Calif. Saturday when he claims four LAPD officers used excessive force to arrest him, leaving him with a broken nose, cheekbone and a concussion.
A bystander was there to film the arrest, and footage shows that Weekley was trapped underneath several LAPD officers who were trying to handcuff him. The film also shows that at least one officer punched Weekley in the face, even though he was already in handcuffs and subdued.
After he was released from jail Monday morning, Weekley describes how painful the incident was for him in an exclusive interview with KTLA.
"It's embarrassing, and it hurts," said Weekley tearfully. "I didn't do anything. All I did was get on my skateboard."
The police tell KTLA that Weekley had been arrested for skateboarding against traffic on the wrong side of the street, and that he had resisted officers. Weekley also had three outstanding misdemeanor warrants against him when he was stopped that day.
According to a family friend's twitter feed, Weekley and his parents will give a "formal interview" about his case Wednesday. For now, his family has said they will not do any more media appearances.
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Weekley's facebook profile shows that the student is from Venice and attended New Roads school. He is currently enrolled at Xavier University in Louisiana.
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