Source: Bud Gillett / CBSDFW.com
DALLAS – Dallas Police have released dash cam video which shows an officer punching and pistol whipping a suspect during a traffic stop late last year.
Officer Rene Villanueva has been fired and is also facing criminal charges of Official Oppression and Assault.
It all stems from an incident in November when Villanueva was reportedly working an off-duty job and a suspect, Ambrosio Monsavais, bumped an off-duty deputy with his truck. Records shows Monsavais led the Villaneuva on a nearly two-mile chase.
Dashcam video, provided by DPD, shows Villanueva reach into a suspect’s truck and make a punching motion with his right hand, while holding his gun. Villanueva then puts his gun away and punches the suspect two more times before forcefully throwing him on the ground, according to Dallas police. Villaneuva is seen hitting the suspect additional times while trying to handcuff him. Police say Monsavais
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