Police Beat Man Outside Gay Strip Club Swinging Richards
A man leaving the Swinging Richards strip club in North Miami Beach claims he was beaten savagely by Miami-Dade Police officers and still doesn't know why. The attack was captured on cell phone video, and the friend who took the footage was also arrested.
According to CBS Miami, Tim Twilligear said he was leaving the club when he got into a tiff with a club employee. Twilligear says he put his hand up to keep the man away from him but claims the employee shoved him. Twilligear then pushed back.
That's when a police officer took out a Taser and stunned Twilligear. Twilligear then tried to get in his car and leave but claims the officer wouldn't let him leave. Twilligear says he walked out of the vehicle with his hands up, but the officer smashed his window and began beating him.
"Someone grabbed me by my head," Twilligear told the station. "I was punched in the head."
A friend named only as Victor began taking video of the beating. A cop tried to take the cell phone away, but Victor refused. Instead, he was arrested on charges of resisting arrest without violence.
Twilligear was also arrested and charged with resisting arrest with and without violence.
"I'm livid over it," Michael Grieco, Twilligear's attorney and Miami Beach city commission candidate, told CBS4. "I'm going to do everything in my power to protect my client to make sure justice is served."
Grieco plans to file a formal complaint today.