This Baltimore Police Officer needs to be fired immediately & charged w/ assault. Laws regarding assault still apply to police. This isn’t MMA. Completely shameful. None of that was necessary.
We aren’t asking the city to suspend this man. He needs to be terminated and charged. pic.twitter.com/fCNdEcU2JO
— Shaun King (@shaunking) August 11, 2018
Courtesy of The Hill:
The Baltimore Sun reported that Warren Brown, the attorney for the man who was punched, previously identified the officer as Arthur Williams, who had been an officer since last year.
A video surfaced over the weekend showing an officer confronting a man before repeatedly punching him. In the video, the man then falls onto a set of stairs, where the police officer continued to strike him. Brown, the attorney, identified the man being hit as Dashawn McGrier, 26.
Brown told The Baltimore Sun that McGrier had a run-in in June with the same officer who beat him.
“It seems like this officer had just decided that Dashawn was going to be his punching bag,” Brown said. “And this was a brutal attack that was degrading and demeaning to my client, to that community, and to the police department.”
I think that the victim, Dashawn McGrier, showed amazing restraint by keeping his hands down while being punched repeatedly.
Of course, if he had not he probably would have been shot dead.
Later the Baltimore Police Department issued this tweet:
The officer involved in yesterday’s incident is no longer with the BPD. Interim Commissioner Tuggle has accepted his resignation. The second officer remains on administrative duties. This remains an active criminal investigation.
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) August 13, 2018
Just another reminder of why football players are kneeling during the National Anthem.
It is not to show disrespect to the troops, it’s to show solidarity with victims of police brutality like Dashawn McGrier.