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San Anotnio Police shove "suspect" into car, admit it was the wrong man.



SAN ANTONIO — Family and witnesses are asking San Antonio police for answers tonight after a man was thrown in a police car and taken to jail. He was suspected of committing a crime and hauled off even after officers determined they had the wrong guy.

“That man in the green was jogging, the cops pulled him over and because he wouldn’t give him his name, he got handcuffed,” said San Antonio attorney Victor Maas while narrating a Facebook Live video.



Tuesday afternoon, officers were looking for a man accused of choking and punching a woman at an apartment complex on Woodstone Drive on the city’s northwest side.

The man they stopped was Mathias Ometu, and police say he refused to give his name or date of birth.

SAPD says Ometu was placed in handcuffs without incident, after refusing their questions. They say Ometu was asked to sit in a patrol car and refused. Officers then put Ometu in the vehicle.

The incident was recorded to cell phone and Facebook Live by Maas and his girlfriend Jennifer Rodriguez.

“Here he is just minding his business, and they threw him in the back of the cop car," Mass told KENS 5. "And because he didn’t get in the back of the car – he’s like, 'Why? I didn’t do anything wrong' -- they decided, 'No, we’re going to beat the crap out of you and throw you in there regardless.”

According to SAPD, Ometu is not the man they were looking for; preliminary information on the incident says the victim came to the scene of the arrest and "advised officers that this was not the individual that assaulted her. Ometu was still arrested and taken to jail. He was charged with two felony counts of assault on a police officer.


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[link:https://www.kens5.com/article/news/local/law-enforcement/police-admit-they-arrested-the-wrong-man-yet-he-still-sits-in-jail/273-40a83529-3847-4ddc-92b5-7ef49fa686a1|]

I watched this on the local news last night. "Put" is an interesting choice of words when "shoved" is more like it. I must have missed the part where the officers were assaulted, unless making it difficult to get you into the car counts as assault.

You know what grinds my gears about convention speech reaction?

When they say, "I didn't hear anything about blank", when it was there if you listen. The consensus on NBC, ABC and CBS today was that there was nothing about policy in Biden's speech. Plus Trump surrogates were echoing this in their 15-20 minute segments.

Let's review:
On covid-19, the policy will be guided by experts based on facts on the ground at the time. Shutting down the economy again would be a drastic measure only taken if Trump leaves the country in bad enough shape to require it. Republicans say he said he would just shut it down.

On the general economy, I heard about job creating plans to modernize our infrastructure and to move us toward green energy. I heard, but they did not, about help with child care so that working parents would not be stuck if they have to work.

Am I crazy to think I heard these things? Was I dreaming?

$200 or $600 a week? Let's let the people decide.

That's the rule for Supreme Court Justices in an election year, right? Simple internet poll should clear things up. It is our money after all, why can't we decide to share it evenly among ourselves? We can't wait for Biden to be elected to sort this out, this needs to be done last week.
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