Arkansas: Three officers suspended after video shows beating

The man is repeatedly punched in the head by one of the officers, and he even hits his head on the ground.

The man is repeatedly kneed in the back by a different officer. Both are wearing the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office uniform.

While this is going on, a police officer is shackling the man on the ground.

The man appears to be trying to roll up into a ball as he is being beaten, covering his head with his hands.

The video has been viewed millions of times on social media and sparked outrage.

One Twitter user alluded to the case of George Floyd, a black man who was murdered in police custody in 2020, leading to worldwide protests.

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In the video, a woman who cannot be seen is heard saying: “Don’t strike him! He requires his medication!”

When she responds, one officer uses profanity, and another tells her to get in her car.

The person who uploaded the video to the internet claimed that her sister saw the altercation in Mulberry.

Randall Worcester, 27, was the person who was detained, according to state police.

On Sunday morning, Mr. Worcester is alleged to have made threats in a store.

Police claimed that when confronted by officers, he knocked a deputy to the ground and punched him in the back of the head, which prompted the arrest captured on camera.

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Police said that after being taken to the hospital, the suspect was charged with assault, terroristic threatening, and resisting arrest.

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.

Mr. Damante declared, “I hold all my employees accountable for their deeds and will take appropriate action in this matter.

The officer involved in the incident has been placed on leave pending the conclusion of the investigation, according to a statement made by Mulberry Police Chief Shannon Gregory on Sunday night.

“The city of Mulberry and the Mulberry police department takes these investigations very seriously,” Ms Gregory said.

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said on Sunday night on Twitter that the “incident in Crawford County will be investigated pursuant to the video evidence and the request of the prosecuting attorney”.

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