Chief Walt Vasquez of the La Mesa Police Department has this to say:
The La Mesa Police Department works with our community to protect life and property while striving to enhance the quality of life of all our residents.
We are curious as to which of these laudable goals is in evidence in this Facebook video:
What we see is one not very peaceful officer shoving around a citizen who, while justifiably angry over his disrespectful and violent treatment by the officer, makes no resistance.
Several times we see a female officer step in to help restrain the innocent citizen who was the subject of this assault.
We are continually told by law enforcement that it is only a few officers who are “bad apples.”
When the City of La Mesa gets serious about improving the quality of life for its citizens, and gets serious about protecting its citizens FROM its police officers, the NAACP San Diego Branch stands ready to help.