Baltimore Cop Suspended After Video Shows Him Punching & Tackling Unarmed Man
A Baltimore police officer has been suspended from his position after a viral video showed him as the aggressor in a violent altercation with an unarmed man.
According to the Baltimore Sun, the incident occurred Saturday (Aug. 11) outside Q’s Bar and Liquors in the 2600 block of E. Monument St. in East Baltimore.
While the video, captured by a nearby eyewitness, doesn’t show what caused the incident to escalate to violence, it does show the entire physical altercation.
The cop, whose was identified as Officer Arthur Williams, can be seen pushing the man—26-year-old Dashawn McGrier—against a wall and placing his hand on his chest, which prompted the man’s attempt to remove it. That’s when Officer Williams started throwing punches.
The video shows Williams punching McGrier several times before shoving him into a wall and beating on him until he falls to the ground.