John Rabago, a ex police officer in Honolulu, Hawaii, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to forcing a homeless man to lick a urinal.
Rabago was responding to a nuisance complaint in January 2018 when he came across a homeless man named, Sam Ingall, in a public bathroom stall. He threatened to beat up Ingall and jam his face into the toilet if he didn’t lick the urinal, then he held Ingall down and stepped on his legs until he licked the urinal.
“You took from him his only possession, his dignity as a human being,” – U.S. District Judge Leslie Kobayashi said in court.
The other officer there the day of the incident, Reginald Ramones, plead guilty to conspiring with Rabago he agreed not to testify against Rabago or report him to authorities.