The violent arrest of a black man in Kentucky sparked a small protest Monday after video surfaced displaying cops punching the suspect earlier than he was booked into jail sporting a neck brace.
The Courier Journal stories that Louisville police pulled over Jarrus Ransom, 32, on Sunday due to his SUV’s darkish window tinting. It says an officer then seen Ransom wasn’t accurately sporting his seat belt, smelled of marijuana and lunged at officers when soda was poured out of a can and “unidentified capsules” fell out.
Video captured by Tonniqua Wales — and posted to Fb — reveals Ransom being pulled out of the SUV by three officers and thrown to the bottom the place one other officer punches him. The video had been considered greater than 190,000 instances at this writing.
WATCH BELOW: Video of black man’s violent arrest attracts protest
Ransom is understood to police. WAVE stories that the 32-year-old has been out and in of Louisville’s jail 14 instances since 2004. Previous offences embody trafficking a managed substance, assault, wanton endangerment and fleeing and evading police.
Neighborhood activist Neal Robertson joined two dozen different supporters Monday on the scene of the crime — a gasoline station close to a Kroger retailer at 26th Avenue and Broadway. Robertson mentioned what motivated the officers’ violent motion is “irrelevant.”
“You’re an officer,” Robertson informed NBC. “We pay you to maintain us.”
Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell mentioned Monday that Chief Steve Conrad has reviewed physique digital camera video and launched an inner investigation into Ransom’s arrest.
NBC stories that Ransom has been charged with possession of a managed substance, tampering with proof, resisting arrest and extreme window tint.
— with information from The Related Press
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