WATCH: Baltimore Cop Brutally Beats Civilian

A video showing police in Baltimore brutally punching a man and knocking him down onto the sidewalk went viral on social media today. You can watch that video here.

The man being punched has come forward and identified himself as Dashawn McGrier. His lawyer, Warren Brown, says the man who beat him is Officer Arthur Williams, a rookie who had a previous hostile encounter with McGrier. You can read more about Officer Williams here.

In the video, two police officers can be seen on the street. One policeman is face to face with a young, African American man. It’s hard to hear what the officer says, but the civilian gets in his face and yells, “go away!” Then the civilian yells, “don’t touch me!”

The cop immediately starts punching him, again and again. His partner seems to be trying half-heartedly to restrain him, but the policeman lands punch after punch, knocking the civilian to the ground, even as the civilian keeps screaming.

Another man is heard saying, “I got it all” — presumably meaning that he’s recording the whole interaction.


The Baltimore Police Department Says The Violent Cop Has Been On The Job Just Over a Year And ‘Was Familiar’ With the Man He Struck

In a statement released on Saturday night, the Baltimore Police Department provided a little more detail about the incident. You can also read the full statement here.

The department still has not released the name of the police officer who punched the civilian. But they say he was a member of a special cross borders crime initiative and has been with the agency for just over a year.

He and his partner were working on an investigation the 2500 block of Monument Street when they came across a civilian whom the police officer knew. They stopped him but released him soon afterwards.

A little later, they encountered the same civilian again, and the first police officer asked him for some information. The man refused, the sitauton quickly “escalated” into the brutal beating which is captured on the video.

The officer who punched the civilian has been suspended, and his partner has been placed on administrative duty while the investigation is ongoing.


The Baltimore Police Commissioner Says He Is ‘Deeply Disturbed’ By the Video

The Baltimore Police Commissioner, Gary Tuggle, issued a statement, saying that he was “disturbed” by the video. He said the officer involved has been suspended pending an investigation. You can read the full text of his statement here.

The police officer’s name has not been released yet. This is a developing story.

Read More

11 Comments

11 Comments

Anonymous

Black American police are the slave of the White American police masters so can’t be surprised by this whatsoever. He will definitely get a brief moment of praise but no pay raise.

Anonymous

Oh cut the crap! Stop blaming the few blacks that are trying to do better.
You want to make a slave analogy, how about addressing the Democrats plantation? The last Republican city councilman in Baltimore left office in 1942! That shitshow of a city has been completely run by dems since then. The blacks have been robotically voting for the free shit promised to them for decades now and what do we have to show for it? Baltimore is largely uninhabitable. It is shrinking in population, crumbling in infrastructure and has one of the highest murder rates in the nation (largely black on black). Blaming whitey for this shows your total lack of serious thought.

Discuss on Facebook