On a September night four years ago, 20-year-old George Macias Jr. was riding his motorcycle on Willow Avenue when a Clovis police officer pulled him over.
What happened next to Macias is the subject of a federal civil rights lawsuit in which Macias contends four Clovis police officers savagely beat Macias while he was handcuffed and used a stun gun on him.
Police then arrested Macias on charges of resisting arrest.
In fact, a Fresno County Superior Court jury in March 2014 found Macias not guilty of resisting arrest. Macias pleaded guilty to the traffic infraction of driving a motorcycle without a license, court records say.
On June 17, Piccuta, who has filed a motion to unseal the information, will ask McAuliffe to reconsider her decision. “I’m fighting to make this public because everyone in Clovis should know this information,” Piccuta said in a telephone interview.