Gino Thompson,

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
April 16, 1994

Agencies: Philadelphia Police Department Pennsylvania | District Attorney's Office Pennsylvania

Cause of death: Vehicular

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On April 16, 1994, Thompson was arrested for disorderly conduct after a dispute with his girlfriend at Broad Street and Lehigh Avenue.

Beasley and his partner, former officer Kevin Powell, put Thompson in the back of a van. During the trip to the district headquarters, Thompson fell and severed his spine.

Thompson alleged that the officers intentionally zig-zagged the van and drove over a divider in the road in an effort to injure him.

Powell was fired three months after Thompson's arrests when he was charged with raping a woman in his patrol car. Beasley was not involved in that incident.