Charges Dropped Against Air Force Captain Beaten By Copaquino
In April, AMN reported that Air Force Captain Nicolas Aquino had been accused of being an intruder in his own Monterrey home and been roughed up by a local law enforcement officer. All charges have been dropped.
A highly-honored Air Force Captain, Nicolas Aquino, is speaking out against how he was treated by his local sheriff’s office, when they tackled him to the ground in his own home, accusing him of being an intruder. According to police, they arrived at Mr. Aquino’s house after a neighbor reported a burglary suspicion. The police arrived to Aquino’s front porch and proceeded to ask for identification.
Aquino, confused by the request, asked the police what was going on. As they continued to ask for identification, Aquino showed it to the police officer, but according to the police officer he did not let him see the ID. The officer from the sheriff’s department went to place him under arrest, at which point he claims Aquino began resisting.
County prosecutors dropped the case.
“All he said was, ‘I need to see your ID.’ At that moment I’m like, ‘Excuse me sir, but who are you? And why are you here?” Aquino told KSBW.
“A jury would be very likely to assess this case as an unfortunate misunderstanding between the two men and not a criminal offense,” Flippo said Monday.