A schizophrenic man was taking his routine walk around his neighborhood when a police officer severely beat him for no apparent reason.
Ronnie Holloway, 49, was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and wandering for the purpose of obtaining controlled substances, which is about as unconstitutional as you can get unless New Jersey police have the gift of reading minds.
Passaic police Officer Joseph R. Rios III has yet to be charged with assault and battery but you don’t have to be a mind reader to see he is guilty of that.
The incident occurred May 29th outside a bar which has a surveillance video camera outside.
The video shows two officers pull up to Holloway as he stands on a street corner. The female officer in the passenger side apparently tells him to zip up his jacket, which he does.
Seconds later, Rios jumps out of the driver’s seat and begins plummeting Holloway with his fists and baton.
Holloway spent the night in jail where he was denied treatment for his injuries, which included a torn cornea.
Holloway, who lives with his mother, said his favorite past time is to walk the neighborhood.