(HinterlandGazette) — Protesters attack Atlanta police cars with bricks, rocks and hammers Tuesday evening over a police beating captured on a cellphone video camera. The incident occurred in the 1500 block of Hardee Street.
The protesters were upset about an alleged use of excessive force by police during the arrests of Cory Hill and Nakia Jenkins on Monday. The arrests came during a domestic violence situation, the police said. The video captured the male being beaten with batons and pepper spray was deployed.
Neighbors in an apartment complex on Hardee Street became upset over an arrest that got physical on Monday.
“About 13, 14 police cars, just started beating him, beating him in the face, trying to break his leg, spraying him with mace, hitting him with a stick, and they just did him all wrong and he ain’t did nothing,” said Anthony Jenkins.
Cell phone video shot by “CopWatch,” a police watchdog group, shows officers trying to restrain a man and take him into custody. In the video, the man is seen resisting the arrest and swinging at officers. Police then responded with pepper spray and their batons. Source
No police officers were injured in Tuesday fracas, but vehicles were damaged and one person was arrested, Deputy Police Chief Renee Propes said.
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