Charges dropped against Turkish officers who attacked U.S. citizens protesting in D.C.
Charges have been dropped against 11 members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's security detail that were accused of beating protesters in Washington, D.C.
Federal prosecutors made the decision to drop the charges against 11 of the 15 security members in connection with the incident.
Police originally announced charges against 16 people in connection with the violent clashes in June.
The scuffle took place last May after roughly two dozen protesters gathered outside of the Turkish Embassy to protest Erdoğan's policies during his visit to Washington.
Nine people were taken to local hospitals following the incident. The Turkish Embassy said that Erdoğan's bodyguards were acting in "self-defense” during the incident and accused the protesters of being affiliated with the terrorist group PKK.
A protest leader denied that anyone involved had any ties or sympathies to the PKK.
The clash was criticized by Washington, D.C., police and local officials, who described it as a violent attack on peaceful demonstrators.
The incident came as U.S. officials were attempting to improve fragile relations with Turkey, a key NATO ally and partner in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Video of incident:
From the video you can clearly see the body guards kicking people who are on the ground clutching themselves aggressing the situation and trying to escalate while police try to stop it.
Many of those people attacked wound up in the hospital.
Apparently this administration is tough on countries allied without comparable corruption but between this and the Putin congratulatory responses I think it's safe to say that Trump takes a liking to people who exercise inexcusable abuse in power. The guy has a hard-on for people who display a lack of a moral compass. More then likely to outlet his rage at the lack of a comfortable glove size in the men's department of his favorite clothing stores.