Gang Member Kicked in the Head by Officer Gets New Look
Remember that video of the car chase where the driver fled from the car, prompting a short foot chase where it ended with him surrendering, laying on the ground face down and then being kicked in the head by an officer in El Monte (If you don't, the video is embedded below)? Now he's suing for $5 million and his lawyer, a former Los Angeles City Councilman is advising him to change his looks for court."People get past looks when you put on a suit and your hair is grown," lawyer Nick Pacheco told the LA Times. Richard Rodriguez will cover his tattoos and gang-like image up by growing his hair out, a large mustache and will wear a suit and tie. Rodriguez' claim is against the city of El Monte and says he still experiences headaches, blurred vision and other symptoms. The lawyer for the Police Officers Association said the officer in question acted within the law--the kick was a "distraction blow."