Let's call a spade a spade. Let's call it what it is. The police has never beaten anyone, never.
You and I can not be beaten by the police. No one has ever been beaten by the police.
The police is not saying they are beating someone when that someone is protesting that the police is beating him.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Why can't the police beat you and I? If you and I are ever beaten by mom and dad, what is it called? What is it called when you and I are assaulted by the police?