That quote in the headline comes courtesy of King County Superior Court Judge Joan DeBuque who, last week, dismissed charges against a man accused of assaulting SPD Officer Shandy Cobane one week after he infamously threatened to beat the “Mexican piss” out of a Latino man in South Lake Union.
Seattle police officer Shandy Cobane is caught up in another controversy — this one dealing with the alleged manipulation of patrol car camera video and audio.
Just a week after Cobane was videotaped kicking a Latino suspect in the head in a high-profile incident in April of last year, he was also accused of using excessive force on a young man in Belltown.
…Shandy Cobane claims he was the victim of an on-the-job assault. The victim claims just the opposite. He accused Cobane of choking him “just for fun.” To settle the matter, a King County judge said “let’s view the patrol car videotape to see who’s right.” The problem is, the relevant portion of the video and audio is nowhere to be found.
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