An Alexandria, Louisiana police officer was caught on video last night appearing to brutalize an unarmed Black man.
But this video ended a lot differently than most. Here the unarmed Black man fought back against the aggressive officer, and the cop ended up flat on his butt. The events unfolded when someone called the police on two African American men, who were refused entry into the hospital. the black males were trying to visit a sick family member.
It’s not clear why the two men were not allowed inside. When the police arrived, the officer immediately tried to place both men in handcuffs. This action by the officer does not appear to be legal or constitutional as probable cause for arrest was not evident from the video.
One of the Black men agreed to the officer’s aggressive policing tactics. The other man, 20-year-old Jonathan Rhodes, questioned the officer – and was met with violence. The officer grabbed Jonathan by his hair and struck him in the face. And that was enough to set off the 20-year-old.
Here is the link to his GoFundMe:
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