Recently released is the the dashcam video from the Worthington Police Department of Agent Joe Joswiak of the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force and his assault on Anthony Promvongsa, a driver.
An off duty police officer had called in to his buddies regarding Mr. Promvongsa’s “erratic driving.” While this may have warranted an investigatory stop and a simple interrogation or citation, apparently road rage is not simply a problem for civilians. The assisting, relatively calm officer is Timothy Gaul, a Sargent with the Worthington Police Department. Sargent Gaul himself as been previously accused of excessive force. That matter was eventually settled in exchange for dropping all claims. Sargent Gaul oversees Use of Force operations for the department. Mr. Promvongsa was actually charged with assault on an officer and resisting arrest. Whatever can be said of the recent Yanez verdict, at least Yanez was charged and tried for the crime. He is also no longer a police officer. It’s time to bring brutal officers to justice, even if that means a trial is difficult. Mr. Yanez is one of several officers charged with crimes this year.
Cutting to the chase, contact the Nobles County Attorney’s Office today and demand this officer be removed and investigated for assault.
Prairie Justice Center
1530 Airport Rd.
P.O. Box 337
Worthington, MN 56187
(507) 295-5298 (p)
(507) 372-8439 (f)