Baltimore police announced officer caught battering man on city street is suspended after disturbing video showed him punching and tackling his victim
The man who allegedly has history with the officer refused to show his ID and shouted in the cop’s face
Dashawn McGrier, 26, claims officer attacked him without provocation Saturday
Video shows Baltimore police officer punching him and slamming him to ground
The officer who reportedly, has been with the city police dept for just a year, last June arrested the victim without cause, McGrier’s lawyer says
Thepolice chief suspended the officer who remain un-named with pay as internal affairs investigates, while his partner has been placed on administrative duties
A Baltimore police officer was suspended with pay by the department Saturday after a viral video emerged showing him repeatedly punching a man in the face before taking him to the ground.
Lawless mete street justice: Watched by a gathering crowd of onlookers One officer pushes McGrier against the wall and then immediately begins throwing punches when McGrier pushes his arm away
A Baltimore police officer has been suspended without pay after a video of him punching and tackling a man went viral. The officer, his partner and the private citizen are all black.
The incident has nothing to advance the city’s push for improved police relations with the public that interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle said he was “deeply disturbed” by the video, and that the incident is under investigation.
“The officer involved has been suspended while we investigate the totality of this incident,” Tuggle said.
“Part of our investigation will be reviewing body worn camera footage.”
Police said a second officer on the scene at the time of the incident was placed on administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation.
Filming of the one sided beat down begins with McGrier, his back against the wall, going off in the officer’s face
The officer who is said to have had history with McGrier pins his victim to the ground as his partner stands over him
The partner briefly tried to intervene but soon realized the surrounding crowd turning hostile.
Video shows McGrier with his back against the wall shouting in the officer’s face.
The officer pushes McGrier back against the wall, and McGrier pushes his arm away, at which point the officer begins swinging punches.
McGrier tries to ward off the punches, but does not appear to throw any in return as the officer hits him repeatedly and tackles him to the ground.
The assaulting officer’s partner appears to try briefly to separate the two men, before turning his attention to the crowd of other men around and telling them to back off.
McGrier appears to be bleeding from around his mouth once he is on the ground. The entire incident lasts about 12 seconds from the time the officer pushes McGrier to the time he pins him on the ground.
McGrier was detained but was not criminally charged in the incident, police said. His lawyer said he had been taken to a hospital and was having X-rays taken of his jaw, nose and ribs late Saturday for suspected fractures from the altercation.
The officer who struck McGrier has been a Baltimore police officer for just over one year, the department said.
He has been suspended, and his partner has been placed on administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation.