Man allegedly beaten by Metro officers speaks out

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A man allegedly beaten by two suspended Metro police officers is speaking exclusively to Eyewitness News about what happened on Monday morning.

A man allegedly beaten by two suspended Metro police officers is speaking exclusively to Eyewitness News about what happened on Monday morning.

Darrell Giles, 31, says he is still sore and shaken up because he did nothing wrong.

"That wasn't right at all," he said on Saturday afternoon. "I'm very petrified and I want to see justice done."

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On Monday morning, on a Burnett station bench, he says he was leaning over charging his phone and resting his hurt foot when Officer J. Warren approached.

"When he told me to leave, I left."

Giles says he doubled back to get his phone and encountered the officer again.

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"He asked me, said, 'My [expletive],' something. I asked him what he had said. I said 'Say what?'" Giles says as he stood up, Warren pulled his baton.
"I thought he pulled a gun out," he said. "He hit me so hard, he knocked me to the ground, so the first couple licks, he's just standing over me going bom bom bom making some noise."

Hit at least 15 times, Giles is still swollen and his contusions are still fading. A platform camera caught the beating, but he has not seen the video and the Metro police chief said it won't be released until the investigation is complete.

Officer Warren is suspended without pay and Officer D. Reynoso is suspended with pay. Giles is not sure how Reynoso was involved.

"I don't remember too much. All I remember is bracing myself and just taking the licks and I was holding my arm up."

He hopes Warren will face charges for the damage done. The trespassing and resisting arrest charges against Giles were dropped, and the District Attorney's office is involved in the investigation.
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