'I'm Not Resisting,' Cried Seattle Teen

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2009 3:58 PM CST

(Newser) – The Seattle teen whose jailhouse beating at the hands of a sheriff’s deputy has sparked internet outrage screamed “I’m not resisting” during the attack, the Post-Intelligencer reports. “It was horrible,” said Malika Calhoun, charged with stealing a friend’s mother’s car. “My head hit the wall when he first came in and kicked me.” Deputy Paul Schene could face a year in prison on assault charges.

Schene is on leave pending the outcome, and a post-trial internal investigation could strip him of his badge. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge, and contends that it was Calhoun who assaulted him with a shoe, causing “bruising, bleeding and pain.” Schene has a troubled history with the force, responsible for two on-duty shootings, one that resulted in the death of a mentally ill man.