In the link there is a video…and it is not easy to watch. These officers were not only stupid, but clearly showed callous disregard for an innocent man who they made suffer in the way they cuffed him and manipulated his arm after they broke his wrist.
The problem with some police is that they treat every citizen as if they are guilty as they did here. I don’t care how jaded an officer might be, it is unconstitutional, not to mention just plain foolish, to behave this way.
The officers who assaulted this man should be fired and charged.
REMINDER: Democrats in the Senate blocked a new law that would have mandated de-scalation and compassion training for police officers.
A 46-year-old black man is suing the Valdosta, Georgia, Police Department for what he says is a civil rights violation and excessive force during a bogus arrest.
Police stopped Antonio Arnelo Smith on Feb. 8. Bodycam footage shows a black police officer speaking with Smith, who hands over his identification.
A white police officer can be seen approaching Smith from behind. He wraps his arms around a clearly frightened Smith, and slams him “face-first to the ground,” according to the Associated Press.
Two other white officers arrive and handcuff Smith as he’s on the ground. One of the officers tells him that he’s being arrested for an outstanding warrant.
In the video, Smith can be heard screaming, “Oh my God, you broke my wrist!”
The black officer steps in, however, and tells the other three officers that Smith is not the man they’re looking for.