Milwaukee, WI — In August of 2013 former detective Rodolfo Gomez savagely beat Deron Love during an interrogation. He was chained to the wall.
Love, 27, was accused of killing his 7-month-old baby, a charge he would not confess to and one that he would eventually beat.
A year after being tortured by Gomez, Love was found not guilty of first-degree reckless homicide and child neglect in the death of his infant son.
Love’s innocence was of no matter to Gomez who repeatedly compelled him to confess.
After becoming tired of being told to confess to a crime that he did not commit, Love became agitated and began screaming in the face of Gomez. Gomez, then “feared for his safety” as the man, who was chained to a wall yelled at him. So he began to beat the restrained man – savagely.
There are two videos of Gomez’s interaction with Love. In the first video, Gomez is seen unleashing multiple punches and knee blows to the face and head of Love.
In the second video, both of Love’s hands are chained to the wall. Seeing the opportunity to inflict more pain, Gomez then began gouging Love’s eyes out. The screams are hard to bare.
Gomez was subsequently fired for this despicable behavior. However, he is now appealing.
Earlier this month, using a controversial tactic of slow-motion video presentation, the defense was somehow able to convince a jury that Gomez actually “feared for his safety.”
The defense broke the video down, frame by frame, and used cherry-picked images to sway the jury into believing their ridiculous self-defense stance.
Sadly, the jury was eventually convinced.
What do you think? Watch the graphic video below and tell us in the comments if you think Gomez’s safety was ever in danger.