Man Gets Beat Up in Police Custody*

*Video reveals assailant: It was the inmate himself
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2015 2:23 PM CST

(Newser) – He was brought in for police questioning and endured dozens of punches to the face, but when Aleksander Tomaszewski filed a complaint against the detectives in the case, he ran into a big problem: Surveillance video of his holding cell reveals that the 33-year-old beat himself up, reports OregonLive. When confronted with the video, Tomaszewski admitted that he hoped concocting the beating would get him released. Instead, he earned extra charges of initiating a false report and attempted coercion. The Eugene Register-Guard actually counted up the number of times the bruised Tomaszewski belted himself in the face: 45.

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