Community Voices: ACLU calls for justice for Laotian victim of police brutality in Worthington

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Anthony Promvongsa was driving in Worthington, MN, when an officer pulled him over and assaulted him. Be advised, the following video contains adult language and images of police violence.

 

 

Officer Joe Joswiak has yet to be disciplined, meanwhile Promvongsa has been charged with multiple felonies related the incident. The ACLU is calling for Officer Joswiak to be held accountable for his brutal attack on Promvongsa, up to and including termination and prosecution.

No one deserves to be treated this way by someone sworn to serve and protect. The Promvongsa family, the Minnesota chapter of the ACLU and Asian activist organization RadAzns are calling on the Minnesota community to contact Worthington and Nobles County officials to demand justice.

Contact Worthington Police Chief Troy Appel at tappel@co.nobles.mn.us and learn more at the ACLU’s website.

11 thoughts on “Community Voices: ACLU calls for justice for Laotian victim of police brutality in Worthington

  1. Why is this bully behavior allowed by police officer’s? Their job’s are funded by the community to provide a service of safe guarding us and not beating us up?
    There is no reason that the officer’s should have attacked this person!
    Police Chief Troy Appel, no one deserves to be treated this way by someone sworn to serve and protect. I’m calling for Officer Joswiak to be held accountable for his brutal attack on Promvongsa, up to and including termination and prosecution.

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  3. I saw the video of the attack and beating of Anthony Promvongsa. Just the fact that these Worthington Police Officers weren’t immediately fired and charged with felony assault and aggravated battery says a LOT. This isn’t a Police Department, this is a criminal enterprise that needs to be shut down by any means necessary.

  4. I thought we live in a country where there is laws that protect its citizens. But not in Worthington. The police beating-up the kid should be dismissed outright and be prosecuted to the full extent of the law…..

  5. If you wanted to contact the officer to provide constructive feedback his email is below:
    jjoswiak@co.nobles.mn.us

    Ohhh officer Joe. Real tough guy aren’t you. You and your city pension and benefits. Making America great again…is that what you were doing? Are we supposed to mindlessly call you a hero first responder? I hope you enjoy trump care in your unemployment.

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  7. Totally uncalled for. Why is it that when I call the police for road rage, they have to witness it before they can do anything about it, but a cop is caught on camera beating the sh!t out of someone and they get to keep their job?

    Hypocrites. Barbarians. Trashy Criminals hiding behind badges.

  8. If none of you have read the official arrest report on this guy, then you don’t know what you are talking about. This guy had had run-ins with the law down there before, was driving around in a 2-ton vehicle with a drivers license that had been revoked for 2 years, then he sees an off duty cop and begins to harass and threaten him. Then another cop tried to pull him over, and he refused. He only pulled over when a marked cop car got involved. This punk picked a fight with the cops, and the cops took him down hard. I don’t see any problem with the cops in this situation. Also read of another case down there of Daniel Bockenstedt, who claimed “unlawful use of force” by the same PD. He got convicted of DUI and Assault on a Police Officer, and he still hasn’t paid off all his fines.

    • I read the police report. Is dashcam video of the alleged use of vehicle as a weapon prior to this available anywhere? Also, assuming the report is accurate regarding the suspect’s actions prior to being stopped, would this have been the right way to engage him once stopped? Seems instead of rushing the car yelling “motherfucker” the allegations would have warranted multiple backups approaching the car slowly with weapons drawn. If the suspect was as dangerous as the report claims, the officer’s method seems to have been extremely reckless, putting himself, the other officer, and any bystanders at risk. Does not appear to be a profiling case but lousy police work anyway.

  9. Looks like he has badge blindness setting in.. Thinks he is above the law, I hope he is unemployed soon. I’d shove my foot up his ass if he tried that with me.

  10. You people are mindless idiots. You see a few seconds of a video and decide it’s the cops fault. Have you ever just been driving arou d doing nothing wrong and had this happen. NO!!!! He absolutely did something that you morons don’t want to look at.

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