Officer David London will face no repercussions now that he’s been acquitted for the beating of Walter Harvin, an unarmed, handcuffed, Iraq war veteran he was seen beating on tape.
As previously reported the prosecution presented surveillance footage of the incident in court showing the officer striking the man with a baton an estimated 20 times even as he lay restrained on the ground.
London was seen crying tears of joy as he left court and told reporters, “I’d like to thank God and my family” before adding that he “never meant to misrepresent what happened in the 2008 incident.”
28-year-old Harvin did not testify during the trial and according to his family was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder before “disappearing” after the incident.
Relatives of the veteran were outraged in court Monday and were seen storming out of the courtroom shouting,
“He served this country, and this is the justice he gets?!”
The police department says London will stay face disciplinary actions and has been put on administrative duties.
This is the tape that was presented to jurors in court.