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Cops Vs. Skater ~ Venice

11:21 AM PDT on August 20, 2012

    Dennis Romero of the LA Weekly reports:

    A friend of 19-year-old college student Ronald Weekley says he was beat up by overzealous LAPD officers in Venice on Saturday. The confrontation was captured on video.

    The friend, Alexis Parker, says Weekley was trying to avoid gangsters on the other side of the street when police asked him to stop -- and then tackled him when he didn't.

    The video shows one cop punching the skater.

    Parker says Weekley suffered a broken chin bone, a broken nose and a concussion in the confrontation. Weekley is said to have been skateboarding home when it happened.

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