It’s 2010, and a black man has been mistaken for a burglar in his own home. Story is here.
From the story:
The unknown male subject found in the home? He was actually the 34-year-old African-American who owns the home and has lived there for four years.
And the part about taking him into temporary custody?
Hartford police neglected to say that in the process he was: blasted with pepper spray; struck with a nightstick; handcuffed, wrapped in a blanket and hauled — naked — out of his home, according to a neighbor and what the man says police later told him. When the neighbor tried to tell cops that the handcuffed man on the pavement was the homeowner — not a burglar — he said he was threatened with arrest for interfering in police business.
Where did I see this before? Oh yeah. Here we go. Amos & Andrew … what a mistake that movie was.