Asheville Police Beat Black Man For Jaywalking!

March 9, 2018 9:30 pm
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Asheville Police Beat Black Man For Jaywalking!

The beginning of the video, which was taken last year, shows Johnnie Jermaine Rush being approached by Verino Ruggiero, an officer in training, shortly after midnight on Aug. 25. Rush was on his way home after a long day of work when he made the mistake of jaywalking in sight of race soldiers.

Federal authorities are investigating body camera footage that shows two white police officers Tasering and beating a black man whom they accused of jaywalking in Asheville, N.C. The footage, obtained by The Citizen Times, has created an uproar in town. One of the officers has resigned, and the police chief has offered to follow suit.

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