An investigation is underway after a viral video captured mistaking an innocent dad for a criminal and kidnapping him his family. The unnamed man was humiliated of countless other mall patrons as he was dragged through the food court in handcuffs and out the front doors.
“If you don’t want arrested or beaten by cops, don’t do anything wrong,” is oft-repeated phrases by constantly apologize for the . also constantly proven wrong. case is many this phrase being proven wrong.
In a video posted to Twitter on Sunday, an innocent is seen getting placed in handcuffs and temporarily kidnapped by police as he ate lunch family.
According to police, they were a who drove a black truck and spotted this dad eating family, they claim he fit .
As the video shows, the officer moves immediately in arresting despite he and his wife telling them that not own a black truck. The officer appear to question and instead moves place him in cuffs.
The entire time, his wife is telling the officer that not have a black truck and asks why her husband is being kidnapped.
Naturally, the dad was upset that he was being humiliated of everyone mall, so he expressed his anger with the officer.
“Why are you arresting me man?” the dad screams.
“Are you serious right now?” the handcuffed man asked video. He said of treatment is why people are marching and why people say “Black Lives Matter.”
Eventually, the dad is released officer apologizes appeared person they were was already in custody. Nevertheless, this dad had his rights violated and were kidnapped and presumed guilty by this cop because he had on a black jacket.
After the video went viral on Sunday, Paul Newdigate was forced and said his department has launched an investigation.
“Certainly, anyone would be upset about being detained for something they didn’t do,” said Chief Neudigate. “While the video shows the officer stayed calm and respectful throughout the brief encounter, we must situation merits the response. We are gathering all the facts the incident so address the concerns people have raised.”
The NAACP said been ignored by the department and are demanding answers:
The NAACP strongly condemns the apparent racial bias on display video clip that has widely circulated on social media today. midst of pandemic, – without masks or personal protective equipment – mistakenly detained a who was spending quality time family. As an officer stated “you have to be upset,” and indeed we are just that: quite upset.
Even more alarming, calls from the NAACP to the remain unanswered as of Sunday evening. We are demanding with the within 48 hours. has not our inquiries, the NAACP has launched its own investigation into the incident.
The NAACP rest until every melanin citizen in the can shop, dine, and travel without being racially profiled by our city’s .
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