Marco Amaral has filed suit in federal court, saying he was beaten up by San Diego cops when he shouted at four police officers thrashing a protester at an anti-Trump rally. Amaral filed the suit on November 30, more than a year after the alleged beatings took place.
He says that before the election, on November 9 of last year, he saw four San Diego cops beating a prone man who had been part of an anti-Trump protest. He shouted at the police to stop hurting the man. Suddenly, he was tackled by a police officer — so violently that he hit his head and lost consciousness. Amaral says it was an hour before police called for medical assistance, and an hour and a half before help arrived. He says he was treated for a concussion, broken collar bone, and bruised ribs.
He is suing the city and certain individuals for assault, battery, excessive force, arrest without probable cause, negligence, and several other transgressions.