Sharpton meets with men after violent arrest

May 12, 2008 12:42:10 PM PDT
The Rev. Al Sharpton says one of the victims of a videotaped police beating is still in pain and does not know why Philadelphia police were chasing him.

The civil-rights leader visited the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, where Dwayne Dyches is being held. Sharpton and the suspect's mother spent about an hour praying and talking with him Sunday.

He says Dyches told him he doesn't know why police were chasing him. Dyches was traveling in a car with two other men when they were pulled over and beaten by police last week. A television helicopter captured the incident on video.

Police say the men had been involved in a triple shooting. Dyches' attorney says that's not true.

Sharpton says he wanted Dyches to be able to see his mother on Mother's Day. He also says it was a fact-finding mission and that the family has not decided whether to take legal action.


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