New videos show potential excessive force by Fullerton College Campus Safety

Frank Tristan

Three new videos were posted by Fullerton College student Daniela Lizbeth 19 hours ago on Instagram showing further actions by two Fullerton College Campus Safety officers on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 during the arrest of Louis Munoz.

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Officer presses his knee to the head of Munoz Photo credit: Daniela Lizbeth

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Today as we were going through with our day, this Fullerton College Guard comes up to one of our friend who was standing, smoking a cig. The man tells him that smoking isn't allowed, my friend understands this and puts his cig out. Then he asks for a name, the guy asks "for what reason", and this man starts going off "I can arrest you for refusing", grabs his hand cuffs and attacks my friend.. he pushes him against the ground, fights him, even though my friend isn't even refusing. THIS GUY ISNT EVEN A COP, HES A SECURITY GUARD! anyone can be a security guard filling in some paper work. WHY is he allowed to do this? Then he accused him of smoking weed, WHEN ALL HE WAD DOING WAS SMOKING A CIG. I ask the dude for his name and HE doesn't want to tell me. Why do the scrolipts switch? I'm tired of this injustice and corn balls covered in badges, thinking they have higher authority, get away with what they do. Anyway, they found nothing, my friend got a ticket after being basically bashed down with force. When we asked for cops as a two side witness, and to make a report. their answer was "we called 10 mins ago but this is a busy city". Pathetic. We need some justice. This ain't right. For the whole video check out @Realwisdomjuice

A video posted by Daniela Lizbeth (@d.elasoul) on

The first video shows Lizbeth asking the officers “Excuse me can I know your names?” only to have Officer Dino Skokos apparently state “Nope” , while he pressing his knee into the back of Munoz’s head.

A second video shows the officer pressing his knee into the back of the suspect while Munoz exclaims “You’re hurting me! Can’t you understand that? You’re hurting me! By putting you knee on my back and pressing against it, you’re hurting me when I’m not even resisting.”

Campus Safety Knee to Back
Officer presses his knee to Munoz's back while he holds his arm Photo credit: Daniela Lizbeth

At this point it is apparent that Munoz is handcuffed.

It appears that the friend of Munoz was questioning why police were arresting him when Officer Skokos can be heard saying “You’re now interfering, if you want to get involved I got an extra set of cuffs.”

The final video then shows another Fullerton College Campus Safety Officer, whose identity is unknown, and Skokos pushing the friend of Munoz by what appears to be the neck, while Munoz can be heard exclaiming “I can’t breathe!” repeatedly.

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Campus saftey officer appears to have his hands around the mans neck Photo credit: Daniela Lizbeth

A third officer tells the friend of Louis “Go over there! Don’t Come Around Here!” as he points away from the scene.

While Officer Skokos has been placed on administrative leave while under investigation, the other officer shown in this video has not been subject of investigation nor has he been placed on administrative leave.

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