|VANCOUVER - The man who suffered extensive injuries when he was hit in the face by a police officer's steel baton during the Guns N' Roses riot says he's shocked that his complaint has been dismissed.
Police Complaints Commission adjudicator Ross Collver has ruled that Const. Reg Forster did not use excessive force when he struck 42-year-old Robert Parent.
Parent, who is a motion-capture technician with Electronic Arts, says he still has nightmares from that night in November 2002.
"I was shocked. I thought there would be some level of reason involved in this process," he says. "My emotional reaction was I was kind of sickened by it."
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Velvet Revolver articles/reviews online:
Velvet Revolver's new album misfires - "Contraband" review (The Triangle)
Velvet Revolver: deja vu all over again (Indystar "Contraband" review)
“Copy Protection” on the album Velvet Revolver: Contraband
A little "Contraband" chart update:
Velvet Revolver are apparently playing in Lisbon, Portugal on September 12th.
The show was mentioned on local tv.