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Video Shows Man Being Attacked By Police After Leaving Atlantic City Casino

Victim's Mom Says His Head "Looked Like Hamburger Helper"

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A New Jersey man who was the victim of horrifying police brutality after getting kicked out of an Atlantic City casino is suing the cops, according to reports.

Despite the vicious attack, 20-year-old David Connor Castellani faces charges for attempted assault on an officer, resisting arrest and attempting to harm a police dog.

The attempting to harm a police dog accusation is perhaps the most dumbfounding since the video surveillance of the attack shows the dog biting the victim while he was defenseless.

The possible reason the victim was kicked out of the Tropicana casino? According to Opposing Views, a local news report stated that it was because Castellani was underage.

The video aired Friday on a New Jersey TV station.

The attack occurred in the early morning hours of June 15.

According to Castellani’s father, the incident left him with permanent injuries, including nerve damage and some paralysis. Press of Atlantic City reported that the victim’s mother said that his head “looked like Hamburger Helper” after the savage beating.

“I certainly don’t see aggravated assault on a police officer or a K-9. Quite frankly, I don’t see resisting, either,” the lawyer for the victim told Press of Atlantic City.

One of the cops involved in the assault reportedly has had at least three similar allegations made against him prior to Castellani’s beating, but was allowed to remain a cop.

Despite the alleged use of extreme violence to arrest Castellani, the police department doesn’t think there was any misconduct. The chief of police told NBC10: “I saw the tape, and I saw no reason to suspend or remove the officers from their regular duties.”

The cops charged Castellani as he was apparently yelling at them from across the street.

 
 
 
 

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Sean13
7 months ago

Wow. Talk about abuse of power... Who is the police chief who think this is moral and legal behavior?!

 
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tanjiers
7 months ago

Was the Police Chief sober when he watched that video?????

 
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xIcemanxx
7 months ago

typical power abusive dimwits

 
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Victor8
7 months ago

Hope he gets a LOT OF MONEY that kind of behaviour by the cops should be reserved for murderers and sex offenders

 
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MichaelScalise
7 months ago

Looks like he hit he "BAD BEAT" JACKPOT after all. They will be writing him a very large check in the 7 figure range for sure!

 
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MichaelScalise
7 months ago

BTW miss playing poker at the nugget with you Brian. Hope all is well!

 
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wishboneway
7 months ago

I would love to meet anyone of them mano to mano without gunns, badges, tasers or dogs. Cops today are such p@*#ys its really sad.

 
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TandG21
7 months ago

That's what happens when you resist a police officer, and don't follow his orders. Next time he won't be breaking any laws.

 
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Grant
7 months ago

douche ... he got jumped by the cops and had no chance to even react.

 
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lionkiller
7 months ago

He wasn't "breaking any laws" this time either pal. If you are being serious siding with the police (I can't be sure) then you are a very sick individual indeed.

 
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x19
7 months ago

F-ing cops.....not one of them should wearing a badge and as a matter of fact they all belong behind bars for what they did to that guy...and the police chief condones this?, that city has big big problems when their cops are the amongst worst criminals.......that poor guy went thru hell and i hope he sues for millions and gets all those pi-s terminated.

 
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lionkiller
7 months ago

Damned right. Criminals walking the streets in uniform. They deserve solid jail time for conspiracy to pervert justice as well. This kind of thing hapens EVERY DAY. In cour the cops swears they are tellng the truth on the bible and the poor victim is found guilty of assaulting police. Utter scum.

But the worst thing of all is when people see this with their own eyes and not only don't condemn it - but try to justify it.

 
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EyeAmJack
7 months ago

great way to make ac look already worse than it is guys. damn cops typically abusing there power instead of protecting and serving

 
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YeeDoggy
7 months ago

The only way to make this non-sense stop is to boycott AC for a couple of months. The loss of revenue will be the only thing that will generate political pressure so this guy can receive any justice.

Put your demand for justice over losing your bankroll for 60 days.

 
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Thajokeman
7 months ago

To be honest this video really isn't that bad until the end. A guy getting jumped by 4 cops, ok he gets a couple punches to the head and body and then a bunch of knees to the body (probably rightfully so since he was resisting the handcuffs) but really, a K-9 unit and a 5th cop?? Yeah lets have the dog bite the guy repeatedly. That's why he is going to win a boatload of cash right there, congrats buddy I hope the underage gambling and nerve damage was worth it, haha.

 
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lionkiller
7 months ago

What on earth are you on about? It was a total disgrace from the very start and got worse. Do you think those blows don't hurt? Why are they even punching him at all? Weak weak pathetic bullies. And this happens every day time and again where it isn't recorded. And they charge the VICTIM. As for their boss who sees no wrong? Utter criminal scum.

 
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lionkiller
7 months ago

Yeah, "to be honest". Glad you can be so "honest" with us Thajokeman. What great judgment you have. Imagine that happening to your girlfriend. Like you'd say it "isn't that bad".

 
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AceupmySlv
6 months ago

We don't know what happened up until this point though guys, so don't assume anything. He could have faked like he had a gun on him or threw a bottle at one of the cops before this. However, isn't that what taser guns are for? If they thought he was doing something wrong and were going to have a hard time arresting him, shouldn't they just tase him once and cuff him, rather then beat the hell out of the guy and sic a killing machine animal on him?

 
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Paul27
6 months ago

hope those cops get whats coming to them ...

 
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