This past Saterday on June 7th 2008 at [about] 9:40pm i was about
to board the #15 bus at SE 34th & Belmont, on my way to work. Before i
can make it on the bus, i get jumped by these two drunken a**holes, coming out of some sports bar from across the street! I'm
trying to fight these two off, defending myself, with dozens of people
everywhere [including the bus' occupants]. They push me into a storefront
window, smashing it. I suffer a laceration on my lip & left ear. When
the two take off, heading east towards 39th., i call 911. Many people,
including the bus driver call 911. I'm on my cellphone talking to the
dispatcher, telling her what just happened to me.
I stay on the scene, waiting for the police to arrive. As soon as
they do, i approach them. But within seconds they ARREST ME! They force me
to the ground, i'm completely subdued & they TASER ME!!! I'm thrown in
the back of a patrole car for 30-odd minutes while the cops talk to
all these other people. It is nearly an hour later when i'm finally able
to give a statement MYSELF! I'm not even allowed to call my job
[Pacific Rail Services - NW Yeon] until 11:30, when i was suppose to have been
there at 11:00! I'm taken downtown & held until 4:30am. The police
impounded my bicycle, which i'm unable to retrieve until Monday June 9th.
So i have to walk all the way back home from downtown (i live on SE
34th Ave, mere steps from where the incident took place).
On Monday June 9th at 2:00pm i appear in Court (cr JC3) as ordered,
to face bogus, BS charges of "criminal mischief" & "resisting arrest".
BUT THE CHARGES WERE DROPPED, BOTH OF THEM! I'm an assault victim, i
call 911, i wait for the police to show up. But they automatically assumed
that i was the "aggressor" & immediately met me with complete
hostility! As far as i know, they've done NOTHING in regards to finding the two
animals/low-lives who attacked me! I LOST MY JOB, TOO! They fired me
because i didn't make it in to work that [Saterday] night.
What i'm asking is, what possible legal recourse or avenues can i take against
the PPB for what they did? The criminal charges against me were
completely unjust, as they were later dropped. And the police had absolutely NO
DAMN REASON to TASER me!
What are my rights as a crime victim? I don't know the two thugs who
jumped me; i've never seen them before, i did nothing to provoke them.
This couldn't have been more random.
I'm asking for help or advice because i lost my job over this, & the
police have done NOTHING!