Georgia Cops Beat, Smother Black Lyft Passenger Who Wouldn’t Show ID
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A black man pleaded for his life on Friday as cops put one knee on his neck, punched him in the face and the circumstances leading up to the altercation are shocking.
The man, his cousin, and a third person were passengers in a Lyft that was pulled over in Clayton County, Ga … they say he was pulled over because a tail light was out. They say sheriff’s deputies asked for his license but he did not have one. That’s when they say a member of Parliament asked to see the passenger licenses. They asked the police why they had to show ID since they had done nothing wrong.
There was clearly a showdown, as the video begins with the man on the ground with 2 deputies above him. At one point, you see a deputy repeatedly punching the man in the face, causing blood to flow.
You hear a woman – apparently the man’s cousin – yelling at the cops to stop knocking, and the deputy responds, “He’s biting my hand.”
As the deputy continues to press the man’s head on the sidewalk, he shouts: “I’m going to die!” and “I can’t breathe.” The young child looks at the man on the ground seems to have passed out.
We do not know if the man was injured. It seems he has been arrested.
The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office told TMZ: “After learning of a video posted to social media involving a deputy using physical force on a man, Sheriff Victor Hill ordered his entire unit Internal Affairs to enter and begin an investigation since 8 p.m. The sheriff has ordered the deputy involved to be placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. “
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