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Cops handcuff man for ‘obstructing sidewalk,' then repeatedly punch and kick him in the testicles and face

A frightening video was released, prompting demands for the resignation of the Hammond police chief. It shows many cops slamming boots and knees into a man's face and neck as other officers kick and punch him mercilessly. The victim, Kendrick Ratliff, was shackled the whole time and unable to defend himself, much alone constitute a danger to the cops. Seth Stoughton, an attorney and former police officer who teaches at the University of South Carolina School of Law, appeared before the Hammond City Council last week, alleging that the video of Ratliff's beating is "among the most egregious uses of force" he has ever studied. The event occurred on Dec. 6, 2017, and despite the graphic footage, FBI inquiry, and expert evidence, not a single cop involved has received even a wrist slap. Indeed, one of them was raised to the rank of chief. The video, which was released to local ABC station WBRZ, portrays gruesome and unlawful behaviour. The police chief and the city have r