Baltimore Police Officer Resigns After Videotaped Repeatedly Punching Man

HeadlineAug 13, 2018
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A Baltimore police officer has resigned after a video went viral showing him repeatedly punching a man in the face before taking him to the ground and continuing to beat him. Officer Arthur Williams was initially suspended from the force but then resigned on Sunday. The victim of the police beating, Dashawn McGrier, was taken to the hospital for possible fractures of the jaw, nose and ribs. McGrier’s attorney Warren Brown said, “It seems like this officer had just decided that Dashawn was going to be his punching bag. And this was a brutal attack that was degrading and demeaning to my client, to that community, and to the police department.” Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh described the video as “very disturbing.” Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson tweeted, “And this is why folks don’t have any faith in the police.”

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