Of course he did, you jackhole. You walked up to him and attacked him, with maybe five seconds of "discussion" beforehand.
In pleading guilty, Van Buskirk admitted that Abouhassan "did not strike him at all." He also confirmed that all of the doctor's reaction "was in lawful resistance to being assaulted by the accused."And yet at first, the doctor was facing charges. After they watched this video. After the cop lied, saying he pushed him by the throat, and now says he didn't strike him at all. I guess when an officer lies it's no big deal. I wonder if his comments were revised when he learned about the video, and that it wasn't just a word of one man against another.
The man suffered a broken nose, torn eyelid, detached retina, and a bruised rib. You know why his face took such a beating? Because he's blind, dammit, and he couldn't see to defend his face, the most basic human reflex.
Both Bridgeman and Keane were charged with discreditable conduct for trying to prevent Abouhassan from filing criminal charges against Van Buskirk. Both were later exonerated.
Of course they were.
So help me God, if "he wasn't using that retina anyway" becomes part of the defense I will freaking lose it. Considering how this case has gone so far, I wouldn't say anything is impossible here.