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Watch, Georgia Police Tackle & Pin Cab Rider: Roderick Walker Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

Roderick Walker

Watch, Georgia Police Tackle & Pin Cab Rider: Roderick Walker Biography, Wiki, Age

Roderick Walker: A Georgia sheriff’s office is under fire after videos emerged showing two deputies tackling and punching a Black cab passenger in front of his child.

On September 11, Roderick Walker returned a rental car with his girlfriend and one of his four children when they hailed a cab home, according to WSB-TV. An unmarked Clayton County Sheriff’s Office patrol car then pulled the driver over, citing a broken tail light, the station continued.

Deputies proceeded to ask Walker for his license, although he was only a passenger, WSB-TV said. When Walker questioned the deputies’ motives, a confrontation ensued, the station continued.

Footage filmed by Walker’s girlfriend captured what happened next, including deputies pinning and punching a bloodied Walker while he lay on the ground. A person claiming to be Walker’s cousin first posted the video on Instagram, with the caption:

So this happened today to my cousin the was in lyft or wateva and the man tail light was out the police stopped them the man didn’t have his License my cousin and his girl was in the car they ask him for his he said y are yal asking me for mines I’m not driving they told him to get out the car and this what happened @fox5atlanta @wsbtv @worldstar

Since then, the video has garnered more than 3,000 likes and sparked a wave of public criticism against MPs.

Lyft confirmed on Twitter that the encounter did not occur inside one of its vehicles, but noted that it is communicating with the Georgia NAACP.

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office announced Sept. 13 that it will fire the officer “who repeatedly struck” Walker following an internal investigation.

“The sheriff who repeatedly beat Roderick Walker is being fired from the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office on the orders of Sheriff Victor Hill for excessive use of force. This is the administrative action, ”the notice reads.

“The criminal investigation of this matter will be turned over to the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office.”

Social media footage of the arrest shows two officers on top of Walker as he struggles to breathe on the ground.

Walker’s girlfriend, who is filming one of the videos, is heard repeatedly yelling “he’s bleeding” as his boyfriend’s head is pushed against the pavement.

At one point, Walker says the phrases “I’m going to die” and “I can’t breathe,” while a child screams in the background, shows the video.

At least one officer is seen hitting Walker’s head and legs multiple times, claiming the man “bit [my] hand.”

Another video shot by a passerby shows a broader shot of the encounter.

Walker is currently being held at the Clayton County Jail on two counts of battery and two counts of obstruction, WSB-TV reported.

Although his lawyers called on city officials to set a bond for his release, Magistrate Court denied the sheriff’s order due to already pending charges, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

“Unfortunately, Mr. Walker has a felony probation warrant out of Fulton County for Cruelty to Children, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and a Failure to Appear warrant out of Hapeville which resulted in Magistrate Court denying him a bond,” the statement reads.

“Mr. Walker’s legal counsel will have to resolve these issues to secure his release,” it continues.

 

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