since 2006. He moonlights with a limo service. Earlier this year, he volunteered for three hours behind a McDonald's counter to help raise $940 for PAL. He also received a commendation of merit. As of Friday, he is also a Defendant accused in federal district court of being a rogue officer.
According to a complaint filed by Attorney Rick Orloski, Ammary beat up and tasered a 14-year old bi-racial Dieruff High School student who was walking with two female companions after school let out on September 29.
Orloski's complaint claims that Ammary approached this child from behind, grabbed her shoved his forearm into her throat, went for his taser, and then proceeded to blast her in her groin. While he forced her to lay face down, the barbs from the taser dug into her private areas, and this was made worse when he handcuffed her. While doing this, Ammary was allegedly berating this girl's "socioeconomic status."
She had to be taken to St. Luke's Hospital, where the barbs were ultimately removed.
What crime dd this young lady commit? Murder? Robbery? Nah. Apparently, it was just a summary offense for being a "pedestrian on the street."
OK, OK. Police brutality charges are made all the time. Why take this seriously?
There's a video. Unbeknownst to the Officer, the City's vaunted camera system, designed to catch the bad guys, may very well have caught him. The Officer claims "hundreds" of students were blocking the street, but that's not what the video shows. The Officer claims he had to shoot her in the groin because she was blocking her chest with her backpack. That's not what the video shows.
Incidentally, since when do police officers use tasers on nonviolent female minors accused of a summary offense?
I am in the process of getting the video, and when I do, will post it. In the meantime, here's a link to the Complaint in Geist v. Ammary and Allentown.