Jaywalking While Black: North Carolina Cop Who Beat Man Brutally Faces Charges
11 March, 2018, 03:02 | Author: Orlando Hughes
A prominent Charlotte civil rights law firm is deciding whether to sue the city of Asheville over an incident in which a white Asheville Police Department officer apparently beat, strangled and used a stun-gun on a black pedestrian, Carolina Public Press confirmed Friday.
The city also filed a petition Monday asking for more body-camera recordings of the incident to be released on belief that doing so "is necessary to provide the public with full disclosure of the circumstances surrounding the arrest" and "to provide the public with all relevant information to understand the events that transpired".
An arrest warrant for Hickman notes that he struck Rush multiple times, causing abrasions and swelling to his head.
Rush reportedly curses, which angered Hickman enough to order him to place his hands behind his back.
The Buncombe County District Attorney's Office announced that Christopher Hickman was arrested late Thursday.
The video sparked outrage in the community and citizens were questioning the police chief about why the video was withheld from the public for so long.
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Hickman resigned his post in January. The FBI is now investigating.
A Wednesday meeting of a citizen's police advisory board began with Police Chief Tammy Hooper offering a timeline of what she called "a very egregious and violent episode". "I'm not going to lie about that", Hickman later says. Nor that charges against Rush, disproven by the bodycam video, were dropped.
DE LA CANAL: I wonder about the man Johnny Jermaine Rush.
Body camera film from officer Chris Hickman, who was with his learner Verino Ruggiero, demonstrates that Rush said he was worn out and advised officers to quit annoying him, before the circumstance heightened to a capture for jaywalking and trespassing on a parking area.
The FBI and the state investigators are both looking into the case.
An examination from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which comes notwithstanding a criminal examination by the Asheville police of their own officer, will probably center around infringement of Rush's social equality.
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