Vienna/Fairfax Metro Brawl on Saturday
Date: January 15, 2007 04:48AM
Okay, this is my first post, i've been lurking for about a year, but finally i am the one who needs some help.
Last saturday myself and two of my friends were on the orange line coming back from foggy bottom. we end at the Vienna/Fairfax Metro station. Everybody is drunk, seeing as though this is the 2nd to last metro train for the night. I am underage (i'm 19 years old) and drunk. We go to the cab we called, and while we get in there, we hear a girl screaming. I then proceed to run back into the metro station (thinking there is a rape or something going on). when i see where the girl is, i see a guy on the ground being beaten by a transit police officer. i don't mean a few punches, this guy was being slaughtered. there were about 13 people around them, and all the people were taking pictures of this happening. i jump in to attempt to pull the guy off the cop (i know if i touch the cop, i'd be in A LOT of trouble). the cop punches me in the ear, no biggie.. the cop calls for back-up, and in about 5 mins, there are about 20 cop cars and 2 paddy-wagons. At this point my friends pull me off the guy, and back towards the cab (they didn't want me to get in trouble again, im currently on supervised release, and im leaving for the ARMY). after that i start yelling at the police officers saying "i don't want to fight for this country if this is how the police are going to treat these people", and other random things like that. I mean, if the guy was going to be arrested, the cop had him.. he could've easily handcuffed him, but he didn't he continued to beat him. the transit police officer wound up breaking his hand, and went to the hospital shortly after that. so while i'm walking back, i hit a stop sign in a rage. and then i was tackled and handcuffed and brought to FFX county jail in the drunk tank.
I have a few questions...
1. Will i go back to jail for this because im on Supervised Release? i have 3 misdemeanors..
- Drunk in public
- Underage Possesion of Alcohol
- Obstruction of Justice
I know what i did was wrong, and the only reason i acted as i did was because i WAS drunk..
2. Should we (all involved) take a legal action, saying the Transit police officer was abusing his Authority, implying Police Brutality?
3. If we do, what are the chances we'd actually win in court?!?!
We have videos of the officer beating him, and smiling while doing it. He was laughing about it. he had the guy, and the guy wasn't fighting back at all.
thanks for reading this, and please, any input would be awesome. I have to Call my Probation Officer tomorrow to check in, and i'm really afraid i'll end up back in jail. :-(
and also, i like what this forum does.. thank you very much!