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UCPD Officer Aranas assaults People's Park community member
by Anon. Bay Resident
Wednesday Dec 26th, 2018 3:00 PM
"The individual was non-resistant", says the narrator of the video. Officer Sean Aranas assaults the People's Park community member, a modern day hippie just chilling out and trying to exist.
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Police Brutality at Peoples Park Berkeley SEAN ARENAS #76 UCPD:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT-egGRhkmU
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A video posted on Christmas Day [Dec 25 2018] shows Officer Sean Aranas of the UC Berkeley police department violently assaulting someone hanging out in People's Park. Sean Aranas has a well documented, lengthy history of extreme violence, and civil rights violations. Aranas gained notoriety as the cop who misused asset forfeiture to take money from a hotdog vendor near Memorial Stadium in 2017. The officer has a repeated pattern of losing his temper, and using unnecessary force beyond the scope of duty. Despite his history, the UC Berkeley police chief has continuously refused intensely justified public demand for the officer to be relieved of duty.

In the recent People's Park video, a community member is seated in the park. The video shows the citizen saying "leave me alone", "you are assaulting me"; the citizen is not displaying any aggression towards the officer. Aranas pulls the man up off the chair, then throws him to the ground. Aranas pulls the man hair, puts a forearm to the man's throat, and even puts a hand around the man's throat on two occasions during the physical interaction. During the entire interaction, the man never fights back against the officer, and doesn't even use profane language. Despite his passiveness during the event, the officer keeps escalating the violence.

Aranas has gotten a free-pass from the UC Berkeley police department ongoing for years. Despite multitudinous citizen complaints against the officer who 'roid-rages through his duty, UCPD continues to allow Aranas to wear a badge. Is there anyone in the UC Berkeley police department that is going to be the hypothetical "good cop", and speak out against Aranas' behavior? Is the command-staff ever going to admit that enough is enough? Police Chief Margo Bennett needs to show leadership and take Aranas' badge and gun.

Contact info for UCBPD Chief Bennett:
Phone - 510-642-1133
Email - bennettm [at] berkeley.edu
Office - 1 Sproul Hall (basement), UC Berkeley (Telegraph and Bancroft)

Keep filming the UC Berkeley police! Put the pressure on! If UCPD won't clean up shop, then they must be disbanded!
§Video of Officer Sean Aranas of the UC assaulting man
by repost Saturday Dec 29th, 2018 11:33 AM
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People's Park HistoryLong Live James RectorMonday Dec 31st, 2018 3:23 PM
Correction: Incident on Dec 21, not Dec 25Anon. Bay ResidentWednesday Dec 26th, 2018 3:52 PM

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