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Tennessee to Investigate Officers’ Violent Arrest of Black Man

HeadlineJul 25, 2022

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has opened a probe into police officers in the city of Oakland after they were filmed chasing a Black man to his family’s home and kicking in the front door before beating, tasing and violently arresting him. Twenty-five-year-old Brandon Calloway suffered multiple injuries to his arm, head and left eye in the assault, which left him needing eight stitches. Calloway’s father says the beating left his son with “severe psychological trauma.” The violent arrest was captured on video by Calloway’s girlfriend, who was screaming for the police to stop attacking her boyfriend. The video went viral on social media. The attack began after officers alleged Calloway drove 32 miles an hour in a 20-mile-per-hour zone and rolled through a stop sign.

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