Arkansas officers suspended after video reveals suspect being overwhelmed

Arkansas officers suspended after video reveals suspect being overwhelmed

Three Arkansas legislation enforcement officers have been suspended after social media outrage over a video that reveals a suspect being held down on the bottom and overwhelmed.

Arkansas state police stated on Sunday night time that it could examine using pressure by the officers earlier within the day exterior a comfort retailer in Mulberry, about 140 miles (220km) north-west of Little Rock.

Two Crawford county sheriff’s deputies and one Mulberry police officer have been suspended on Sunday, metropolis and county authorities stated. The officers have been responding to a report of a person making threats exterior the comfort retailer, authorities stated.

State police recognized the person as Randall Worcester, 27, of Goose Creek, South Carolina. The video posted on-line reveals one officer punching Worcester with a clenched fist, whereas one other may be seen kneeing him, and a 3rd is holding him down.

Worcester was taken to a hospital for remedy on Sunday then launched and booked within the Van Buren county jail on a number of costs, together with second-degree battery, resisting arrest and terroristic threatening, state police stated.

Authorities haven’t launched the names of the three officers who have been seen on the video. Crawford county sheriff Jimmy Damante stated the 2 deputies have been suspended pending an investigation.

“I maintain all my workers accountable for his or her actions and can take acceptable measures on this matter,” Damante stated.

In a press release launched on Sunday night, Mulberry police chief Shannon Gregory stated the town officer concerned within the incident is on go away pending the result of the investigation.

“The town of Mulberry and the Mulberry police division takes these investigations very critically,” Gregory stated.

Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson stated on Twitter that the “incident in Crawford county will probably be investigated pursuant to the video proof and the request of the prosecuting legal professional”.

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