BART cops arrest, punch young black man

Update (10:10 a.m.): A BART spokesperson said in a series of tweets that there had been a report of a possible armed robbery and that a 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest and battery on a peace officer. The case has been referred to internal affairs for investigation and apparently there is footage of the incident. At least one of the officers involved was wearing a body camera.

Original post: In the video above and other videos found on the Hunger For Justice SF Facebook page, BART police are seen last night subduing a young black man in handcuffs at the Embarcadero BART station. The officers then punched the young man while he was on the ground in handcuffs.

In response to Friday’s incident, Hunger For Justice SF has planned a protest today at 2 p.m. at Embarcadero Station to demand that SFPD release the young men.

h/t William Fitzgerald

One comment

  • Debra

    That punch in the face was not necessary. Excessive force in my opinion. I just saw this on the news. It was reported that the young man had no gun. The young man was laying on his stomach handcuffed. The officer had his knee in the young man’s back, people were yelling stop it – they were afraid the cop would break the young man’s back. These cops really need to stop. This is sad, that cop should be prosecuted.

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