A police officer in Decatur Georgia beat a homeless women with a baton. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, discuss the video. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://tytnetwork.com/join/
“(CNN)A police department in Georgia has reopened an internal investigation after a cellphone video surfaced showing a DeKalb County police officer striking a homeless woman with his baton several times during an arrest.
The incident occurred at a gas station station in Decatur on June 4. The officer had gone to the Chevron in response to a complaint about the woman begging for money from customers.
The video posted on YouTube doesn’t show what led to the incident.
It starts with a tense scene in which the woman, identified as Katie McCrary in a police report, is on the floor as a male police officer beats her with his baton. The officer had filed a Use of Force report after the incident and had been cleared following an internal affairs investigation.
In light of the new cellphone video, the DeKalb County Police Department said in a statement Monday: “Now that the Department has this new evidence we have reopened the investigation and will determine whether the incident is consistent with policy and the law.”
The incident marks another controversy that has risen over the scrutiny of police tactics.”
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