Showing posts with label Bruce Wilson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bruce Wilson. Show all posts

Cop Drags Handcuffed Man from Car, Bang His Head in the Door

 Body camera footage from an occasion that occurred in 2019 has just been released as a part of an investigation into a complaint of excessive force. The video has sparked outrage online because it shows a deputy from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office shut his door on a man’s head and face.

The video shows the arrest of Stephon Hopkins in April 2019 and was just released by Black Lives Matter activist Bruce Wilson, who has demanded the deputy be fired. Hopkins wrote a written complaint against the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, saying the deputy slammed his head in a very door.

In the video, which is silent for the primary thirty seconds thanks to the delayed recording on the body camera, Hopkins is accusing the deputy of using his handcuffs like “brass knuckles” and punching him within the face.

The Sheriff’s Office confirmed the deputy struck Hopkins within the face but said it absolutely was after Hopkins wrapped his arms around the deputy’s waist.

After communication, the deputy tries to get rid of Hopkins from the vehicle but Hopkins pulls away. That’s when the deputy grabs the person by his shorts and drags him to the bottom.

After he's dragged from the car Hopkins tells the deputy, “Alright, I’m out of your car.”

As Hopkins lies on the pavement along with his hands cuffed behind his back, the deputy then slams the door on his face.

“Oh, lord! Oh yeah, I’m on camera. I’m on camera,” Hopkins says after the door hit him within the face.

Hopkins told FOX Carolina that despite the incident happening two years ago, he's still petrified of police and haunted by what happened to him that day.

“I was just scared,” he said. “I really thought the officer was visiting kill me. He had already punched me within the face with handcuffs. I used to be just terrified.”

After slamming the man’s head within the door, the deputy wrote in his report that Hopkins — who was handcuffed behind his back — deliberately put his head within the way, forcing the deputy to slam his head within the door.

“I visited close the door and he rolled and put his head within the way of the door, not causing any injury,” the deputy wrote in his report.

“I understand if people feel whichever way they feel,” Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ryan Flood told The Post and Courier, “but it’s our determination — as of without delay without conducting an enclosed investigation because the guy has not come to talk with us — that the incident wasn't intentional.”

Wilson, who released the video, disagrees and made public a notarized letter within which Hopkins asks for an investigation into the conduct of the deputy.

“You can tell watching that video that it had been intentional,” Wilson told The Post and Courier. “There was ongoing aggression. Just observe Mr. Hopkins’ face.”

“That makes absolutely no sense for them to mention this can be justified. This man was handcuffed and you’re saying we’re not visiting investigate it,” Wilson said, “Even if he files what you call a politician complaint you’ve already told him what you’re visiting do. You’re visiting say that the officer was justified in slamming a door on a handcuffed man’s head and that’s okay.”

After punching Hopkins in the face and slamming his head within the door, the sheriff’s office charged him with assault and assault on an officer.

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