Officer Jason Lile and officer Larry Wingfield shot and killed a homeless man on January 2, 2011. They say he had a knife. There were no witnesses.
In April, 2003, officer Jason Lile beat up an attorney and her friend who were watching a traffic stop downtown. The two were charged with resisting arrest and interference with a police officer. The charges were dropped and instead the attorney and her friend sued and won $50,000.
On May 3rd, 2003, officer Lile and another cop were observed taking a man into custody downtown, and ended up beating and tasering an onlooker who had said something to the cops, but then walked away, being tasered in the back and then jumped, and repeatedly tasered and beaten, by 6 cops. And, of course, was charged with resisting arrest and interference with a police officer. Both charges were thrown out in court.
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