Black Lives Matter Release Video of US Police Kicking a Man in Face
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A shocking video appears to show a police officer in the US state of Georgia kicking a handcuffed man in the face as he lays flat on his stomach in the middle of a major roadway Wednesday afternoon.
The video, posted to Facebook by Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta, shows a white officer pulling a black man out of a car and placing him in handcuffs. The man can be heard yelling as the officer hovers over him.
Suddenly, a second officer comes running from the right hand side, the New York Daily News reported on Thursday.
As the first officer observes, the second officer, seemingly unprovoked, stomps the handcuffed man in the face. Both officers then hold the man down before putting him in the backseat of their squad car.
"Stay down," one of the officers can be heard saying.
The violent incident occurred on Sugarloaf Parkway outside Lawrenceville around 5 pm on Wednesday. according to Maejor Page, the President of Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta.
Page told the Daily News that the maker of the video provided the clip to his organization shortly after the incident occurred. The officers involved are with the Gwinnett County police department, he said.
The video maker charged that "blood splattered everywhere" after the officer landed the kick to the man's face, Page said.
A spokeswoman with the Gwinnett County police declined to comment when reached by The News late Wednesday, only saying she was "not familiar" with the incident.
Page said his organization plans to put pressure on the department.
"We're all trying to make sense of this but you can't really make sense to such a kick to the face," Page said. "We don't know what happened, we don't know what type of suspect this is, but this is going to have to be dealt with — we're going to demand some answers on this."