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Exclusive: Police brutality victim speaks about game room attack

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Francisco Franson says Honolulu Police officer Vince Morre was angry from the moment he walked in to the game room on September 5.

Franson does not want his picture shown because he is still afraid of retaliation.

He tells me in an exclusive interview that Morre was yelling and cussing at everyone in the room because they didn't open the door fast enough.

"He was ringing the doorbell at first, then he started pounding on the door. That's when they opened it and by that time he was already mad," says Franson.Morre and two other Crime Reduction Unit officers waited for about 45 seconds for the door to open. They were looking for someone, who wasn't there and that apparently added to Morre's frustration.

Morre immediately started attacking Jordan Topinio.

"At first he just said, to take off his hat. That's when he hit his hat off and then he kicked him, but he didn't really say anything like why he kicked him," says Franson.

In the video Morre is also seen pointing at one of the security cameras.

"He (said) that he should break all these cameras in here because they can see who it is at the door before they open it... so they should have known to open the door quick since he was out there."

After that, Morre turns toward Franson who is sitting next to him. Slapping, punching and kicking Franson.

"I was shocked. I didn't see it coming but I knew there was nothing I could do. So I just sat there."

Morre then turned his attention back toward Jordan Topinio, kicking him then throwing a chair at him. Topinio had to go to the hospital and get stitches.

Wednesday morning, Officer Morre was charged with federal crimes for violating the civil rights of both men.

"I'm impressed," says Myles Breiner, attorney for both men, "I'm impressed that the US Attorney's office demonstrated the integrity and willingness to pursue a public corruption case, especially a civil rights violation."

Jordan Topinio is currently in jail for violating the terms of his probation on drug convictions.

Topinio has had run-ins with Morre before even though he wasn't looking for Topinio that day.

In the video, Morre is seen pushing a woman near the door. Franson says he was yelling at her for not opening the door sooner.

"He was swearing... swearing at her and he pushed her and left."

Officer Morre is expected to plead guilty at his hearing later this month. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years.

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