Show Up for #JusticeforRobertBranch Trial Begins #Uaptsd.org

Show Up for Justice for Robert Branch

Trial Begins

Monday, January 23, 2017 at 8 AM – 5 PM

San Diego Superior Court – SD County Courthouse

220 W BROADWAY, San Diego, California 92101

 

Per the request of Robert Branch and his attorneys, attendance is needed for the trial of Robert Branch beginning on January 23rd, 2017.

Robert Branch faces, ” reckless driving, resisting arrest and attempting to pepper spray an officer” charges following the altercation that happened in Del Cerro on May 4, 2015.

Prosecutors say Branch was, “speeding and driving erratically when he almost struck the detective’s car.”

He claims he was put in a chokehold for no reason while prosecutors claim he tried to “pepper spray a deputy.”

Branch argued the detective, who has since retired from the department, used excessive force in the traffic stop.

The incident IS VIDEOTAPED and shared with the media.
He also filed an excessive force lawsuit against the county, which is on hold until the allegations against him are resolved.

After several weeks of witness testimony and evidence, a San Diego judge ruled there was sufficient evidence to hold Branch on all charges.

If convicted of all charges, Branch could face a maximum penalty of 5 years, 90 days.

Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Chokehold-San-Diego-Deputy-Branch-Trial-377457721.html#ixzz4TCmgPH5d
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San Diego Detective Places Black Man In Chokehold Over Traffic Issue (Video) http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/san-diego-detective-places-black-man-chokehold-over-traffic-issue-video

Since 1980, Uaptsd.org has documented 567 cases of Non Fatal Injuries by every branch of SD Law Enforcement
https://uaptsd.org/victims/victims-brutalized-by-sd-law-enforcement/

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