Two Washington, D.C., transit police officers claimed that a homeless man was injured after punching them and falling out of his wheelchair during a 2011 arrest. But cellphone video of the incident cast doubt on their version of events.
WAMU 88.5 News and the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University documented and analyzed nearly 2,000 cases with charges of assaulting a police officer in Washington, D.C. The results raise concerns about the use or overuse of the charge.
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