A Georgia cop who beat African-American passenger Roderick Walker for not showing him ID, has been fired from his position.
The officer of Clayton County in the suburbs of Atlanta, pulled the Lyft car over for a ‘broken tail light.’
He then ordered the three passengers in the back, which were Walker, his cousin and a friend, out of the vehicle.
The officer asked to see their ID which they refused, asking why they have to show?
This then led to Walker being assaulted.
We only know 1 side of the story — stop trying to incite panic and burn down city’s. So far almost each story we have heard has been justified — simple… don’t resist arrest and you know — maybe don’t bite an officer? https://t.co/BYtmLhGH8b
— Towelie (@TowelieTrades) September 13, 2020
Walker’s attorney Shean Williams said, “They became upset when he asked, ‘Why are you asking for my ID? I’m not driving and I haven’t done anything wrong.'”
And now it has been reported that the main officer involved has been fired from the Clayton County Police Department.
In a statement, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office has since has been terminated. The statement read, “The Deputy who repeatedly struck Roderick Walker is being terminated from the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office by order of Sheriff Victor Hill for excessive use of force.”
Walker suffered various injuries including a black eye and bruised ribs.
Walker’ legal team held a press conference on Sunday.
— Gerald A. Griggs (@AttorneyGriggs) September 13, 2020
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