Man punched by cop in viral video was reportedly combative
He told police his last name was "Immaculate Concepcion" and his home address is "earth". His real name however is Joebert Boiser Carlos and was the man in a viral video who appeared to have been punched by a police officer while cuffed and in custody while being placed in a police car. Court documents describe what happened just prior to that incident.
A lifeguard says around noon on Tuesday at the Ypao Beach Park Carlos tried to assault him. He was calling out other people to fight, and was swinging punches at random people. While this was happening another officer was taking a report of a theft nearby. The victims in that case however confirmed he was not the suspect. On the way back to the patrol car, court documents state Carlos thrust himself backwards towards the officer and kicked the rear bumper of the patrol car.
The officer then conducted an open palm strike to Carlos' abdomen to gain compliance and placed him back into the patrol car. While being transported to the Tumon-Tamuning Precinct, Carlos allegedly repeatedly kicked the metal cage in the patrol car. Additionally, it appeared the suspect had older injuries to his knuckles. He told police it was from fighting at a beach in Guam and that he is the bodyguard of "Santa Papa" or the Pope and that he defends the church from evil spirits.
Carlos was charged with Criminal Mischief, Assault, and Disorderly Conduct. Court documents point out that he was recently arrested this past Sunday for Family Violence. The victim in this case described Carlos as having bipolar disorder and a tendency to become violent.
As for the officer in the viral video, the FBI is conducting a "Civil Rights Investigation" while the AG's Office has been asked by GPD Chief Steve Ignacio to lead the criminal investigation.