Friday, 19 August 2016 - 13:40
DC Cop Manhandles Black Female School Teacher After Allegedly Assuming She Was A Prostitute
Video footage of a Washington, D.C. police officer manhandling a Black woman during a confrontation earlier this week is making its way around the Internet and appears to provide yet another painful visual illustrating the lack of regard for Black lives on the part of many police forces around the country.
In the 45-second clip, the woman, now identified as 32-year-old Shadon, is seen being pinned against a patrol SUV by a white DC cop who also has her lifted up in the air with her feet off of the ground and her hands behind her back.
As he forcefully restrains her, the officer is heard asking the woman her age before later asking her if she "wants to go."
As the video continues, the woman is later seen speaking to a female police officer after the original officer lets her out of his grasp.