La Mesa, California — In a video, a man, who was waiting for friends to arrive was arrested by La Mesa Police Officer Matt Dages for allegedly assault a police officer. However, the man alleges the police assaulted him forcibly shoving him and detaining him without probable cause.
Dr. Weber, a La Mesa City Council Member, responded almost immediately on Facebook saying “Tonight I was made aware of an incident involving one of our La Mesa Police Officers and an African American male. I have spoken with Chief Vasquez and have requested additional details concerning this incident. Additionally, a formal statement from the La Mesa Police Department will be released in the near future.”
The La Mesa Police issued a statement on social media saying “The La Mesa Police Department is aware of a video circulating on social media depicting an interaction between a police officer and a citizen at the Grossmont Trolley Station yesterday. We immediately began a review of the incident to find out what happened.”
“The La Mesa Police Department takes all allegations of misconduct very seriously and asks that any member of the public with information or video regarding this incident contact us at (619) 667-1400.”
This story is still developing, will provide updates as they’re released. His identity is still unknown.
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