Two Philadelphia police officers charged for beating motor scooter rider
Two Philadelphia police officers were charged with aggravated assault and other criminal counts in an alleged assault on a motor scooter rider, a prosecutor said on Thursday.
A grand jury brought the brutality charges against officers Sean McKnight and Kevin Robinson, finding they allegedly knocked Najee Rivera off his scooter and beat him with fists and batons in 2013, the Philadelphia district attorney said.
Surveillance footage from a business recorded at least some of the beating, said the district attorney’s office in Philadelphia.
Prosecutors said the officers later lied about the attack, accusing the victim of assaulting Robinson.
Rivera suffered a fractured orbital bone and numerous head lacerations, the prosecutor said.
(Reporting by Daniel Kelley; Editing by Barbara Goldberg and Bill Trott)