Former FBI agent John Wilson didn’t have to see much.
“That would not be good proper police procedure,” Wilson testified after watching a surveillance tape of the deadly police encounter, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Wilson provided expert testimony in the trial of two Fullerton police officers who are charged in the beating death of a mentally ill homeless man, Kelly Thomas.
The video showed the homeless man being struck on the head by an officer’s gun.
“Those strikes to the head would be in excess of what a reasonable officer in this position would use to gain control of the situation.”