by Nick Delgado
Guam - Rey Gagarin took the witness stand during Day 2 of the jury trial for Guam Police Officer Steve Topasna. Gagarin was allegedly beaten by Topasna back in 2008. During the trial today, Gagarin testified that he gave both oral and written statements to officers at the Dededo Precinct the day after the alleged assault incident.
He says he received a copy of his statement only from the Attorney General's Office, and never got a copy from police. He was also questioned about the photos that showed the injuries on his face.
Topasna faces charges of assault and official misconduct after he allegedly beat Gagarin and arrested him before realizing that he got the wrong person.