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Falsely accused and imprisoned: Brutality victim, Oswald Lewis proves his innocence and seeks justice after U.S. Marshals and NYPD fabricate shooting incident

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Falsely accused and imprisoned: Brutality victim, Oswald Lewis proves his innocence and seeks justice after U.S. Marshals and NYPD fabricate shooting incident

     NATIONWIDE (BlackNews.com) — On August 26, 2014, U.S. Marshals and NYPD executed a late night arrest in Queens, NY on a 24 year old warrant from Virgina. Inside the Queens apartment was Oswald Lewis, the individual named on the arrest warrant.

U.S. Marshals and media reports state that a man named Oswald Lewis fired upon the Marshals as they entered the first floor apartment and Marshals fired back, striking Oswald in his left wrist.

After the gunfire subsided, Oswald says he exited the apartment wearing a bullet-proof vest with his hands up, holding his injured hand. While kneeling, Oswald was punched in the face, and then kicked in the face repeatedly by the officers while on the ground.

On the day of his trial, Oswald says he was forced, unprepared, to serve as his own defense council. Crime scene evidence made it quite clear that the marshal’s version of the story in regards to the shots fired from Mr. Lewis was untrue.

Oswald was later acquitted of an attempted murder charge, but was convicted of assault despite the officers having no physical evidence of bodily injury.

He comments, “The fact is that I was blamed for the US Marshal’s unreasonable late night seizure that was the causation of the entire incident. The jury, however, never heard or saw these facts in evidence and was presented a one-sided version of events from law enforcement.”

To this day, Lewis was never charged with a crime for the 24-year old arrest warrant, nor has he even been arraigned on charges stemming from the warrant because as Mr. Lewis has stated, the warrant is invalid and should never have been executed.

Oswald currently sits incarcerated at Fort Dix Joint base MDL. He says that his incarceration has been financially devastating to his immediately family.

Oswald’s assault and incarceration stand as a typical example of corruption at the highest levels of law enforcement in the US, particularly targeting people of color.

The Marshal’s conduct that evening was unlawful, the evidence fabricated, his arrest and injury illegal and his continued incarceration a gross miscarriage of justice.

For more details about Oswald Lewis and his case, visit www.oswaldlewis.com

 

 

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