Wednesday, April 11, 2018

FBI Investigating Police Beating Iraq Veteran With PTSD

FBI investigating beating of Iraq War veteran in Pearl River
Author: Katie Moore
April 11, 2018

The Pearl River officer said the deputies shot Cambre with a Taser, then proceeded to beat him with a retractable police baton.

The federal probe into the beating of a Pearl River veteran has entered a new phase with FBI agents interviewing members of the Pearl River Police Department this week.
Pearl River Police Chief JJ Jennings confirmed federal agents interviewed him, his Deputy Chief and the officer who initially conducted a welfare check on U.S. Army veteran Chris Cambre, 48.

Cambre suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, from his year of service in the Iraq War.

As WWL-TV and partner newspaper the New Orleans Advocate first reported, in January, a Pearl River Police Officer went to check on Cambre at the request of his friends after he posted that he was "struggling" having a bad night on Facebook. But the night got much worse for Cambre after five St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrived.

The Pearl River officer said the deputies shot Cambre with a Taser, then proceeded to beat him with a retractable police baton.
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