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Posted: Monday, April 3, 2017. 2:10 p.m. CST.

 

By BBN Staff: A video showing three police officers assaulting two women in San Pedro went viral on social media over the weekend.

 
According to official police reports, Alfredo Gaspar Cowo Mancia, told cops that at about 4:00 a.m. on Saturday while at theCentral Park, he reportedly saw PC Norman Coye, PC Madrill, and PC Magana dragging two females on the street and began recording the incident with his cell phone.
He was then approached by PC Madrill who told him to stop videoing and tried to take away his cell phone.

 

According to the concerned citizen, PC Madrill reportedly then punched him on the nose causing it to bleed.

The injured man’s brothers: Jose and George Cowo, approached the officers and PC Coye told them to leave. However, they refused and that was when Coye ordered that George Cowo be detained but he reportedly ran away and was caught by PC Madrill.

 

Jose and Alfredo Cowo reportedly then went to talk to PC Madrill but PC Coye came toward them and pulled out his 9mm.

 

According to Alfredo, he then felt a blow on his left eye and saw PC Madrill with a shot gun in his hand.

 

PC Coye then allegedly began to shoot in front of his feet and as he stepped back. His right foot had been injured.

 

According to Alfredo, he also saw PC Madrill shooting and then noticed his left big toe bleeding also.  He was detained and taken to the Police vehicle where he was later transported to the San Pedro Polyclinic.

 

On Sunday, police arrested and charged 27-year-old police officer Norman Coye with two counts of wounding, and 22-year-old police officer Darnell Madrill, for one count of wounding as investigation continues

 

 

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