UNITED STATES: After a video of a guy being pummelled repeatedly while being pinned to the ground surfaced, three law enforcement personnel in Arkansas have been placed on administrative leave.
A video showing a suspect being beaten repeatedly whilst also being pushed to the ground led to the suspension of three law enforcement personnel in Arkansas.
The victim received multiple punches to the head from one of the officers, who also hit the man’s head on the ground. The man receives several knees to the back from another officer. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office uniform is worn by both.
Randall Worcester, 27, was the person who was detained, according to state police. On Sunday morning, Worcester is alleged to have threatened someone in a store.
Police claimed that when confronted by cops, he knocked a deputy to the ground and hit him in the back of the head, which prompted the arrest shown on camera. Police added that after being taken to the hospital, the suspect was charged with assault, terroristic threatening, and resisting arrest.
The man is being held down on the ground by a police officer. The man appears to be trying to roll up into a ball to protect himself as he covers his head with his hands while still being assaulted.
Social media users were outraged after seeing the video, which has received millions of views.
The man is repeatedly punched in the head by one of the officers, and he even hits his head on the ground. In the footage, a woman who cannot be seen is heard saying, “Don’t strike him! He requires his medication!”
While another police give her the go-ahead to get in her car, one officer answers with an expletive.The lady who uploaded the footage to the internet claimed that her sister saw the altercation in Mulberry.
Jimmy Damante, the sheriff of Crawford County, announced on Sunday night that two county deputies would be placed on administrative leave while his office and the Arkansas State Police conducted independent investigations into the incident.
“I hold all my employees accountable for their actions and will take appropriate measures in this matter,” Damante said.