Details are sketchy at this time. An email was sent out from the Sacramento Office of the National Lawyer’s Guild (NLG).
The email states, “Our NLG office received more info. Incident happened about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the 13th Street light rail station. RT and SPD involved. BTW, we have been told both people in video were arrested. We do not know their names.”
Here’s the comment made by citizen videographer :
“The guy in the video was on his way to school (college) and didn’t have a Light Rail ticket. A group of police officers backed him into a corner and engaged in a physical altercation which was not necessary. The reasoning for such an assault given by the police officer was that the male in question physically assaulted the officer. However this was not the case. The male in question did not make any threatening gestures or throw any punches.”
The Vanguard has an inquiry to the Sacramento Police Department for more details.