Footage Surfaces of Cop Who Slammed Female Student to Pavement, Breaking Teeth

truther July 24, 2013 6

Officer faces aggravated assault charge

Adan Salazar

Amateur footage capturing the brutal arrest of a female San Marcos college student has emerged, along with gruesome photos of the woman’s broken front teeth following her encounter with an out-of-control police officer.

 Footage Surfaces of Cop Who Slammed Female Student to Pavement, Breaking Teeth

Earlier this month we reported that 22-year-old Lexy Alpha, a senior at Texas State University, was slammed on to the hood of a car, then to the ground by 13-year police force veteran Cpl. James Angelo Palermo in full public view after she made the mistake of crossing between his patrol car and a vehicle he had pulled over.

Alpha had reportedly only drank half a beer and was on her way to meet up with friends when Cpl. Palermo noticed her passing through and asked her for identification.

“I was like ‘I did nothing wrong, what did I do wrong?’ I was like ‘you’re just in a bad mood you’re being a d–k and you’re taking it out me,’” Lexy said in an interview with NBC affiliate KXAN. “And it was like hearing that word, he just snapped.”

Palermo shoved Alpha on to the hood of the car he had pulled over, apparently forgetting all about his initial stop.

“He grabs me and pushed me against the car and he grabs me by the neck and he throws me face down into the concrete,” Alpha said.

Photos released by Alpha to KXAN show the extent of the devastation wrought by Palermo. “She suffered a concussion, two broken teeth and bad bruising to her jaw,” reported KXAN.

As she was being handcuffed and led into the squad car, one of her friends frantically filmed the encounter on his cell phone. He can be heard telling Palermo, “Hey, you’re going to court buddy.”

In the video, Alpha can also clearly be heard crying that two of her teeth had been broken.

“I still get headaches, my jaw was hurting for a really long time,” Lexy says.

Alpha was charged with obstructing an investigation, resisting arrest and public intoxication, charges which were all dropped by the Hays County District Attorney.

Her parents were understandably furious with the officer for the devastation he unleashed on their innocent daughter.

“He didn’t have to go that far,” Lexy’s mom Paula told KXAN. “It was uncalled for. I was sad, I was hurt, I was angry.”

Lexy’s father Michael feels that the officer should have to endure the same physical trauma dealt out. “I don’t want to talk to him. There’s nothing kind that would come out of my mouth for him. I’d want to put him through the same pain.”

Palermo was placed on paid administrative leave on June 10, but was subsequently arrested on July 16, a month and a half later, on charges of aggravated assault by a public servant. According to jail records, he posted bail and was released the same day.

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  1. Fed Up July 25, 2013 at 10:02 am - Reply Take a look at this one. 3 now former Fullerton cops on trial for beating to death a homeless man! RIP Kelly Thomas!

  2. Fed Up July 25, 2013 at 9:59 am - Reply

    James Angelo Palermo-What a pathetic excuse for an American. What a PU$$Y!

  3. gary July 25, 2013 at 6:18 am - Reply

    we need real citizens grand juries that bring indictments against these abusive officers and I agree with Archie1954 to add the police chief in those indictments.

    • doesntmatter July 25, 2013 at 7:21 am - Reply

      after allllllllll this country (and others) have been through with government and jurys and blah blah blah, you ppl STILL sing of its praises some way some how…”ohhhh if we had REAL citizens grand juries, we will be JUUUUUST fine then!!” or “if the police chief was brought up on the carpet, we just may be able to get some crime mowed down around here”….o_o

      we need GOD to get rid of ALL these monsters….if these human morons haven’t done it YET, what in the hell makes you think they are going to do it NOW????????

  4. Archie1954 July 25, 2013 at 12:58 am - Reply

    Whenever this kind of egregious brutality occurs, the police chief should be brought up on the carpet. He is responsible for the training and professionalism of his force. This is his fault as well as the actual perpetrator’s.

  5. doesntmatter July 24, 2013 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    this is not the first or last incident of this happening…but these are YOUR kids that its happening to, smh.

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