An officer with the Albuquerque Police Department in New Mexico ran down a suspect, who was wanted for grand theft, in his vehicle while the suspect was fleeing.

The gruesome body camera footage shows an undercover officer getting into his large pick-up truck to close in on the suspect, Danan Gabaldon. The undercover officer then yanks the wheel hard-right to hit the suspect. The APD maintains that it was an accident, but considering the APD’s violent past and footage, the department’s claim is hard to swallow.

After the undercover officer struck Gabaldon, several more officers pinned the suspect, tased him in the back of the head, and struck him in the head with the taser weapon.

Watch.

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For more on this story, visit RawStory “WATCH: Suspect run over by New Mexico cop in truck — then brutally beaten as he bleeds on the ground”

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced