Viral Videos Show Georgia Deputies Beating a Passenger for Not Having a Driver’s License
Viral videos from over the weekend captured Georgia deputies using force on a passenger after he told them that he didn’t have identification on him.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Roderick Walker and his girlfriend were passengers in an SUV. The incident began when Clayton County deputies stopped the vehicle because of a broken tail light. Shean Williams, Walker’s attorney, told the paper that when deputies asked Walker for his driver’s license, he informed the officers that he didn’t have his identification and didn’t need one since he wasn’t driving the vehicle.
Williams said the deputies told Walker to exit the vehicle and says that they used excessive force while arresting him.
Separate videos from various angles show one deputy striking Walker while he’s pinned to the ground. A woman screams in distress in the background.
Shit like this still happens everywhere. This happened today in #Atlanta in #ClaytonCounty. There no reason they needed to handle this man like this at all. #Fuck12 #BLM #ChangeTheSystem pic.twitter.com/i7BarNkeI4
— Korey Epps (@HardKBBM) September 12, 2020
Clayton GA deputies pulled over a Lyft driver, but then beat the Black PASSENGER. Officers pressed his face on the PAVEMENT & punched him repeatedly because he didn’t have his ID. Unbelievable… ANOTHER Black man saying “I can’t breathe” while being ASPHYXIATED by police!! pic.twitter.com/WGCs5wEqzx
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) September 12, 2020
Sheriff Victor Hill gave a statement about the i
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