Hemet Police Officer Punches person in face who was selling candy video with press release from PD
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Hemet, CA. – On October 18th, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Hemet Police Officers responded to
a parking lot near the 200 block of East Stetson Ave. to investigate a complaint of a alleged
panhandler. The original reporting party told 911 Dispatchers that the subject was becoming
aggressive with employees from a nearby business who asked him to leave.
At that time,
Officers contacted Edmund Franklin, an adult male. Mr. Franklin was informed that he was
trespassing and needed to leave. Mr. Franklin was also advised that if he returned he would be
subject to arrest for trespassing. Mr. Franklin complied with the Officers and left the location.
At approximately 4:13 p.m., a representative from a business in the 200 block of East Stetson
Ave. contacted the Hemet Police Department a second time and stated that Mr. Franklin had
returned and was refusing to leave. Officers were again dispatched to the location and upon their
return, located Mr. Franklin in the parking lot.
The first responding officer approached Mr. Franklin and attempted to detain him for a trespass violation when a use of force occurred. Mr. Franklin was ultimately arrested for Trespassing, Resisting an Officer, and Attempting to Disarm
The Hemet Police Department is aware of the video that was circulating on social media. We are
reviewing the incident to include the social media posts and the Officer’s body worn camera
video. This incident, like any use of force incident involving a Hemet Police Officer is taken
seriously and will be thoroughly investigated. Anyone with information related to this event can
contact Captain Glen Brock by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (951) 765-2473.
Edmund Franklin, 19-year-old Hemet resident.
Trespassing, Resist/Delay an Officer, Attempt to Disarm an Officer