Another Police Outrage Caught On YouTubeby Doug Mataconis
Go skateboarding in Little Rock, Arkansas and you run into the iron hand of the law:
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. â€” A police officer who appears to choke a skateboarder and put two others in a headlock in a video posted online has been put on administrative leave while police investigate, officials said.
Hot Springs Mayor Mike Bush said Tuesday that investigators have talked with witnesses who saw the officer, Joey Williams, stop the skateboarders on a downtown city sidewalk last Thursday. Skateboarding is banned in the area.
The video shows Williams apparently choking one of the skateboarders after forcing him to the ground, then later chasing and wrestling two others while holding them in a headlock.
“Unfortunately, the video shows it pretty good,” Bush said
Unfortunately ? Are you suggesting that it would’ve been better if the video didn’t exist, because then you wouldn’t have the inconvenient problem of evidence like this ?
H/T: Brendan Loy