Friday, September 23, 2011

Man With Down Syndrome Beat By Police Over Colostomy Bag

September 23, 2011 1:20 pm

A twenty-two-year-old man with down syndrome is recovering from his injuries nearly a week after Miami-Dade police officers beat him outside his home.

According to police reports, a violent confrontation ensued after officers tried to handcuff Gilberto Powell to investigate a bulge they spotted in his pants.

After he was detained they realized the bulge in his waistband was a colostomy bag.

tags: police brutality

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