Police: Man assaulted himself to get out of jail

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Aleksander Tomaszewski said detectives gave him a pair of black eyes, but the video showed something else (KTRK)

A man who claimed detectives beat him up while he was in custody probably didn't count on surveillance video.

Aleksander Tomaszewski said detectives in Lane County, Oregon, gave him a pair of black eyes last month while being questioned. When police looked at the video from the day of the alleged assault, they did see punches thrown, but it was Tomaszewski punching himself.



Police say Tomaszewski admitted to lying about the assault, thinking he could get out of jail. Instead, he pleaded guilty to filing a false police report and sentenced to time served.

Tomaszewski admitted to the lie, saying he thought he could get out of jail.
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