Baltimore Police Quits After Video of Him Punching Man Goes Viral

Baltimore Police Quits After Video of Him Punching Man Goes Viral

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On Saturday, a video went viral of a black police officer in Baltimore pushing and punching suspect who doesn’t appear to be fighting back. The officer was initially suspended.

“I’m deeply disturbed by the video that surfaced online,” interim Police Commissioner Garry Tuggle said in a statement Saturday. “The officer involved has been suspended while we investigate the totality of this incident. Part of our investigation will be reviewing body worn camera footage.”

On Sunday, the officer involved completely quit his job.

“The officer involved in yesterday’s incident is no longer with the Baltimore Police Department. Interim Commissioner Tuggle has accepted his resignation,” the statement said.

A lawyer for the man beaten says he was charged with assault on an officer back in June, which he think this attack was a result of.

Written by Clarke Jones

Source: New York Post

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