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Police Brutality So Common, A News Crew Just Happened to Catch Brutal Arrest On Camera

Memphis, TN – Reporters with the Local 24 news crew inadvertently caught a brutal arrest on camera while working on an unrelated story at the Country Squire Apartments in Cordova. While the crew was filming for their other story, they heard sirens and noticed a man running away from police.

While he was in front of the cameras, the man dropped to the ground where he was repeatedly bludgeoned with the officer’s baton and kicked several times. After assaulting the man, the officer ordered him to put his hands behind his back. The man obeyed and the officer lifted him up from the ground by his handcuffs while having his other hand around the man’s throat. He then kicked the suspect into the back of squad car.

The film has sparked an investigation into the officer’s actions and has even drawn comments from state lawmakers.

“There’s obviously some abuse going on here, excessive force. When I’m looking at a young man that’s on the ground and supporting himself with one arm laying down, that is not a position where he’s a threat to anybody standing,” State Representative G.A. Hardaway said after watching the video.

Steve Mulroy, a former federal prosecutor and civil rights lawyer for the Department of Justice, also expressed his disgust with the incident, saying, “When the suspect was already down on the ground with his arms indicating that he was going to comply, offering no resistance and not failing to obey any commands from the officer, it was not justified for the officer to strike him with the nightstick or to kick him.”

“That’s unacceptable, completely unacceptable. It unravels every bit of goodwill that has been rolled out. Any child that sees that is going to be imprinted with it for lifetime. Any adult is going to be imprinted with it. They’re going to teach their children that this is what the police do,” he added.

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When contacted initially about the incident by reporters, the victim said that he felt that he was treated wrongly. However, now he is afraid to talk about the incident, leading many to believe that he was intimidated.

While the police department is refusing to comment on the incident, the police union has come forward and said that the victim of the attack was the suspect in a domestic violence incident where he was accused of hitting a woman and his child. Abusing children and women is unacceptable behavior, and if these allegations are true, then the suspect does deserve to have charges filed against him. However, in this incident, he clearly did not pose any threat to the arresting officer, and it is obvious that excessive force was used against him.

Memphis Police Association president Mike Williams said that this was not a case of excessive force because no one went to the hospital.

“I don’t think they took it to a point, to me, to where it was excessive because I don’t think anybody had to go to the hospital, anyone was injured. You know, I think they deployed the ASP right because you are allowed to strike people in the fatty parts of the body. But I don’t know if citizens are ready to see that, you know, because they’re like, ‘Oh, wow, they beat him,’” Williams said.

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  • Matt Savoy

    tonight at 5, police beating a man…

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  • Jon Bowden

    I’ll step out on a really fat branch and speculate that I swatted an ‘officer’ a couple times with an asp, they’d have a big problem with that… and I’d be dead.

  • Guy Kelley

    He is being punished for making a officer run, which is violation of the law, causing the officer to breath hard, sweat and move beyond a sluggish walk. How dare he raise his arm in a defensive position, he deserves to be beaten, choked and kicked in the fatty parts of his body, (not to cause damage requiring hospitalization) only to remind him who is boss.

  • Edward Drew

    “Memphis Police Association president Mike Williams said I think they deployed the ASP right because you are allowed to strike people in the fatty parts of the body.”
    The fatty parts? Somebody, show me the law that allows this, PLEASE?

  • Andy Cripps

    Become a pig to legally vent your brutal nature. At least the system keeps some violent thugs off the streets…wait no it gives them false belief they can do dish out instant justice where they deem necessary with a badge to prove it. We live in a delusional society. Humans are what they are. A point exemplified perfectly in the video. The chap talking about imprinting nails it. Civilised society yeah right. Blind leading the blind. Since when does two wrongs make a right?

  • LadyMephisto

    …and these bastards wonder why people run from them?

  • Anonymiss

    Totally excessive. And to then pick him up by the handcuffs and kick him into the car.

  • Dennis

    I disagree with the union representative. If the person is not resisting and obeying commands then the police have no more right to strike him than he has to strike the police.

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  • Cam Alft

    ALL COPS ARE CRIMINALS…EVERY LAST ONE PEOPLE!wake up and smell the coffee!

  • Paul Law

    Now that they say this shit is acceptable, then it is time to start killing all the pigs in America. How can anyone live in the U.S. It is nothing but a fucking police state. No other Country in the world is as corrupt and abusive as the police state of America.

  • Mic Will

    Hi my name is Erica and I want everybody to please read this comment very carefully I’m so sad I don’t feel pennsylvania I’m a victim of a sexual assault with a detective who became a sex with me throughout months I repeatedly told the police department I even have him on tape he was sexually harassing me and I told the police department the police department apologize for it and told me they were going to remove him off my case and give me someone else they never did they kept him on the case which is illegal because he was under investigation by law anytime you have a police officer whose under investigation they are technically supposed to remove that person and assign you to a new detective because he’s on there vestigation the police department didn’t do anything for 6 months I have the first investigation done by internal affairs it was done properly it was found true for after that I reported him constantly coming to the house with other police departments that don’t even belong in my area have nothing to do with me he admitted in court then after the sexual assault when I came home he actually arrested me he called the Da until the day that I saw her with a gun they still can’t find a gun they have no record of me purchasing a weapon at all the judge all the cases that were seen before my case was called they found those cases not guilty when my case was called I was found guilty this is only a courtroom that deals with only police cases police officers or detectives or anything all the side of my case was found guilty never going to sentence me seven years to prison for something they couldn’t prove I said time survey said in jail for over 30 days the DA’s office ask you to provide the recording of him saying that I was making these crimes in these threats yesterday they can’t prove it now the Appeals unit has my case and its been two years since they have my case I’m asking everybody there watching these videos I have videos on Facebook if you want to share my story I have more details I was falsely arrested not just raped by a detective who the recording captures every piece of it before it even happened no one listen to me and I started recording can you believe that now internal affairs wants to feel some type of way about me recording people and not telling them why would I tell him I was recording him so that he can kill me and come up with some type of excuse I needed to get home on tape are you going to ask him I asked him I’m sorry I am I have him on tape accidently to watch his boxers asking me do I like roses while he’s married when we went to court he made up this whole story we’re looking at him he took the stand twice that was his biggest mistake he took the stand twice and I never took this that the judge refused to even let my witnesses testify or my good characters it was like my rights were completely vowel in it and now I’m reaching out to the state general the Commissioner’s department the Attorney General I went to the FBI I done everything and some people are even afraid to take my case even lawyers I don’t know why because I don’t even have a criminal background he also tried to make me sound crazy eyes on seven different doctors and they all found me normal the judge and that up listen up my detainer and sending me home these cops will do anything to cover up their story the funny thing about it is I was arrested right after we filed a complaint against him of course we have all the evidence you know what internal affairs tried to do try to say it was unfound I ask them if it was if you’re trying to say is unfounded what the fuc I have a mug shot I went the fuk in jail for this ass hole hi my name is erica and I want everybody to please read is comin very carefully I’m philadelphia pennsylvania movie come out a sexual sup wit it detective became a sex with me dewalt much I repeatedly told a police department ivan have him on take he was sexually harassing me and I told department police department apologize for it and tell me there were removed of my case and give me some 1 else they never did they capital on the keys wish is only go because you was under verification by all anytime you have a police officer was on the verification there technically supposed to remove that person in a fine you walk the blue line is so sorry for the police fuck the police fuck the detectives fuck anybody because what happened to me now they want to start talking because I’ve been exposed in the police departments and the people who were supposed to investigate this cop the crazy part about it is here’s the crazy part this motherfucker works on the investigation when I have a complaint against the person by law internal feel violated their write their own law by allowing the person who I had a complaint against worked on the fucking investigation and they want to get scared when I start talking to nbc 10 Fox 29 News and I’m exposing the yes bitch I’m exposing the shit out of you because of what the fuck you do you stay with your brothers not knowing that you can lose your job just for trying to cover up for one of your fuck can Partners at work fuk u fuk America that’s why I were fucking leaving and we’re moving outside of the country and we’re going to the UK because we have friends in the UK and they’re so sweet people and the law out there have a camera and everything you do is being recorded or document and they have a female officer and AM L office when it comes to the scenes both and they’re not allowed to pull any weapons if you are handicapped and you’re acting crazy they will try their best to help you that’s why I were moving to this country we are even so embarrassed of living in America that we actually tell people that were not an American because we don’t fucking like how America is is getting worse and South America that’s all I have to say anybody wants to know anything about me please click on my name on my comment find me on my Facebook page I’m also are auditioning for the voice this weekend that TV show and if you want to become a fan and you want to stay to do more videos and more true stories please please send me a friend request or a message on facebook and that you read my comment on this website I’m a very sweet person I’m busy I’m a mother and that’s the only reason why I created a business to help people share their voice to help people tell their stories that the fucking police department once the high and we all work together something can happen if you believe in God more power to you but we are all human beings and at the end of the day we have the rights to say when someone does something wrong in these cops are getting away with things a little bit too much our job is to keep living and we’re supposed to trust them but no one trusts them anymore so therefore let’s stick together and there are horses and that’s my opinion everybody have a blessed night?