Trial continues for 3 Boynton cops - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Trial continues for 3 Boynton cops

  • Fox 29 Daily HeadlinesMore>>

  • Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

    Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:31:41 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:22 AM EDT2018-07-19 05:22:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

    More >>

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

    More >>
  • Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

    Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:25:22 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:47 AM EDT2018-07-18 14:47:09 GMT
    The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019. (Source: Pixabay, File)The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019. (Source: Pixabay, File)

    The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019.

    More >>

    The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019.

    More >>
  • Amazon's Prime Day runs into early snags

    Amazon's Prime Day runs into early snags

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:25 AM EDT2018-07-16 07:25:22 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 9:41 AM EDT2018-07-17 13:41:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Myrtice Harris applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon's Prime Day starts July 16, 2018, and will be six hours longer than...(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Myrtice Harris applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon's Prime Day starts July 16, 2018, and will be six hours longer than...

    This year's sales event, which starts Monday afternoon, will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products.

    More >>

    This year's sales event, which starts Monday afternoon, will be six hours longer than last year's and will launch new products.

    More >>

The federal trial of three Boynton Beach police officers accused of beating a man in 2014 is underway.

The critical evidence in court Wednesday included that surveillance video of the attack by the three accused officers, two of which are no long on the force. 

Prosecutors claim these cops falsified their officials reports after realizing the video existed.

Wednesday, jurors watch the tape again and saw for themselves how the officers’ original reports didn’t match up.  

In the video, you can see the officers kicking and punching the man, who  was the passenger in the car involved in a high-speed chase in 2014. PBSO’s helicopter captured the video from above. 

That video was front and center in court Wednesday for day three of their federal trial. Though, it was not the first time the jury had seen the tape.

As jurors watched the video, a training officer with the Boynton Beach Police Department, Sgt. Sedrick Aiken, testified about the departments policies and procedures when it comes to use of force and written reports. 

Aiken testified that the officers’ use of force, including striking, kicking and using a Taser,
were not in line with the departments policies since the man in the car wasn’t actively resisting arrest.

Aiken also testified about the officers' written reports and how all three officers made multiple reports that didn’t accurately reflect what jurors saw in the video.

In fact, none of the officers admitted to punching or kicking the man in their first reports or using the pit maneuver.

All of which, Aiken told jurors, would have constituted as use of force and would have been required to be in the initial report. 

Another officer, Sgt. Philip Antico, is also facing charges related to falsifying records and obstruction of justice. He will stand trail separately at a later date. 
 

Scripps Only Content 2017

Powered by Frankly

1100 Banyan Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.