Egan says the dash-cam video of Etherly's arrest shows Seattle police choking his client, and SPD officer Eric Faust maliciously punching Etherly twice while he was detained on the hood of a cop car - an attack that allegedly led to partial blindness in Etherly's left eye. Egan also claims the dash-cam video shows Faust calling Etherly a "fucking idiot" while he's in the process of beating the crap out of him.
Answering to the accusation that led to charges being filed against him, Etherly contends any spitting he may have done was a result of being choked by Seattle police, and not intentional. He says he didn't deserve to be punched in the face, and brutality like this from SPD has to stop.
"[The dash-cam video] will make the public's jaws hit the floor," Egan says.
"It shows me being degraded as a human being," says Etherly.
The post inspired feedback on in The Daily Weekly comments section, via Facebook, and on Twitter, where even Seattle-based Associated Press writer Gene Johnson chimed in.
As commenter GeneAPseattle writes:
Anybody asked him whether he's seen Rodney King or John T. Williams videos?