Police Abuse

Wrist Slap


Source: Carlos Family

Surgery to repair damage to the spine of Roger Carlos has instead left him paralyzed from the chest down. Three San Antonio, Texas, police officers left Carlos with herniated discs in his neck and other injuries after they beat him when they mistook him for a drug suspect. Carlos has no criminal record. A police discipline board recommended they be suspended for 15 days for the beating. Police Chief William McManus instead suspended them for five days. All three used accrued leave time for their suspensions.