Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Department of Public Safety Officers Stanley Patris and Carlo Evangelista were caught on tape beating a motorist after his car had flipped over on the side of the road. Officers Patris and Evangelista obviously had a lot of adrenaline pumping from the high speed chase that ended with the car flipped over. That does not justify beating the suspect while on the ground. The suspect sued the CNMI, CNMI Commissioner Robert A. Guerrero, and the two officers that beat him. The government settled the case in October of 2019 and the exact terms of the settlement are not clear.
Despite the settlement the CNMI maintains that Officers Patris and Evangelista were acting within the scope of their employment while beating the motorist on the ground with a baton. You can watch the video and judge for yourself.
Published at Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:29:51 +0000