Puna blogger Damon Tucker claims police slammed him to the ground and took his camera away, as he attempted to video police breaking up a fight between women in front Pahoa Village Club on Friday night. Â Depicted are photographs taken of Tucker during a community cleanup on Sunday. Â Big Island Chronicle on Saturday emailed the police chief, spokeswoman for the police department,Â and the Mayor’s Office seeking a statement about the incident and Tucker’s allegations of excessive force. Meanwhile, Tucker has said he intends to file a lawsuit against the County for police brutality.
Posted by Tiffany Edwards Hunt @ 4:33 pm