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Roderick Walker’s Stepson Screamed ‘Daddy’ As Georgia Deputy Punched Him In Viral Video

Now {that a} Georgia sheriff’s deputy has been fired for assaulting a Black man throughout a automotive service trip over the weekend, particulars of the harrowing encounter are beginning to come to mild. Whereas the title of the deputy has not been launched, the district lawyer has reportedly began a prison investigation into the deputy’s use of “extreme drive,” which was documented on video and shared by way of quite a few social media channels. 

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Roderick Walker, his girlfriend, their 5 month-old-child and his stepson have been driving in a neighborhood automotive service in Clayton County, Georgia when the car was stopped by deputies on Friday, September 11 for a busted taillight, based on Walker’s lawyer Shean Williams. 

Walker was requested for his identification throughout the cease. Williams advised The Guardian that the deputies then requested Walker to get out of the automotive when Walker questioned why his ID was wanted since he wasn’t the one driving the car. What occurred subsequent was captured within the now viral video, exhibiting the 2 deputies on high of Walker punching him within the head and physique. His girlfriend’s screams could be heard as she pleads with them to cease as a result of Walker, who was in clear misery, mentioned he couldn’t breathe. A small baby within the automotive can be heard yelling, “Daddy!”

Watch the video beneath:

Walker, who was arrested on suspicion of obstructing officers and battery, stays in Clayton County Jail. In accordance with the sheriff’s workplace he’s there due to excellent warrants together with a felony probation cost for cruelty to youngsters and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

His lawyer says Walker misplaced consciousness at the very least at the very least twice whereas police pummeled his face, head and physique. He’s reportedly underneath doctor’s care whereas in jail.  

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“My response to the video is that it simply reveals sadly one other incident the place an African American male’s civil rights have been violated by individuals and officers and legislation enforcement who’ve the responsibility first to guard and serve,” Williams mentioned during a press conference on Saturday, September 12. 

The driving force, who can also be Black, was  launched with out a quotation, though, based on Williams, he additionally didn’t have correct identification on him on the time of the visitors cease. 

Preliminary experiences indicated that the driving force labored for Lyft, however the firm has confirmed that isn’t the case and released a statement by way of thier Twitter account saying, “We’ve been made conscious of a disturbing incident in Georgia. Whereas we confirmed this didn’t occur throughout a Lyft trip, we unequivocally stand towards racism and pointless use of drive. We’re involved w/@Georgia_NAACP.”

Whereas one deputy seen within the viral video has been terminated the second deputy reportedly stays on the job. 

“We’re right here demanding that the Clayton County District Lawyer’s workplace, that Sheriff Victor Hill, that this justice system, purported to be a justice for all of us, launch this younger man,” mentioned Williams. 

In an e mail to CNN, the Georgia NAACP mentioned they’re “calling for the resignation of Sheriff Victor Hill, the termination of the 2 officers concerned, and all expenses to be dropped by the Clayton County District Lawyer, Tasha Mosley.”

 

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