“A federal jury Friday found that a former San Jose police officer used “unreasonable” force by repeatedly jolting a naked, unarmed truck driver who was high on PCP with a Taser — and awarded $1 million to his family for his wrongful death.
Steve Salinas, 47, died six years ago during the confrontation with four police officers at the Vagabond Motel on North First Street. The jury exonerated three of those officers, who acknowledged urging former Officer Barry Chickayasu to zap Salinas but said they had no idea he had fired the device 10 times in 93 seconds…”
Saddam Saleh, a former prisoner at Abu Ghraib, shows a photograph at a 2004 press conference from the scandal that includes him in the middle of a group of naked prisoners being mocked by Lynndie England. Reuters.
England was released on parole on March 1, 2007 after serving 521 days of her three-year sentence.
She says she regrets that the photographs were taken because they spawned deadly retaliatory attacks against U.S. soldiers. But she remains unapologetic toward her victims in the photographs.