Police Abuse

Officer Fired After He's Recorded Beating a Man

Cameras are real, people


Sarasota Police Officer Scott Patrick is out a job after he was caught three months ago on video beating and choking a man outside a Sarasota nightclub.

The video, released by a Sarasota judge Wednesday, shows Officer Patrick throwing punch after punch after punch.

Then he appears to choke the man being held down by a number of officers.

According to Sarasota Police detectives, Officer Patrick admitted hitting Jason Dragash ten times in the face and choking him unconscious during his arrest for disorderly intoxication.