U.S. police officer tackles suspected jaywalker and punches him in the face
Apr 13, 2017, 00:49
Police say Cain took off his jacket and challenged the officer to a fight, but Cain says he only took off his jacket to show he was not carrying any weapons.
"I never witnessed or seen anything like that, Montaie said".
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg also criticized the officer.
The officer allegedly instructed the man several times to stop, but the suspect ignored the officer's commands and continued walking away.
Authorities say a Sacramento police officer seen on video throwing a jaywalker to the ground and hitting him in the face repeatedly is now under criminal investigation.
According to the Associated Press, police say the officer tried to stop the man, identified as Nandi Cain Jr., after he was seen crossing a street illegally on Monday.
"You pulled me over for nothing", the man replied.
Montaie yelled, "Why you beating him like that?"
Sacramento Police Department officials on Tuesday leveled blame at the unidentified officer, who has been suspended with pay during an investigation of the incident.
In yet another incident of police brutality against minority communities, a California police officer was caught on camera violently assaulting a young African-American man in Sacramento neighborhood. "You need to stop hitting him.' And he kept hitting him", she said.
"There are good and bad officers and if we weed out the bad ones that are not in the best interest of the community I think we will be ok", said Brookings.
That's when Montaie chose to post the video she recorded of the encounter on Facebook.
Another officer arrives, climbs on top of the man and handcuffs him.
Within seconds, the officer began threatening to "take (Cain) to the ground".
As for Cain, he was released of any charges and given a court date for an outstanding warrant from Fresno, according to police. "The Sacramento Police Department holds itself to the highest professional standard, and the actions that were observed are not indicative of the dedicated women and men who work for the department". "And then, when they put me in handcuffs and they were driving off, I heard them (talk) about they were going to get me for resisting arrest".
Sacramento Police called the violent encounter "unacceptable conduct" and said a personnel and criminal investigation had been launched into the officer's actions.
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