Sheriff: Deputy on video punching Black man in Georgia fired

Racial Injustice-Georgia Arrest
Posted at 2:35 PM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 15:35:13-04

A sheriff’s office in Georgia says it has fired a deputy seen on video repeatedly punching a Black man during a traffic stop.

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday the deputy was fired for using excessive force.

It did not identify the deputy.

It said a criminal investigation has been turned over to the district attorney’s office.

According to his attorney, 26-year-old Roderick Walker was arrested and beaten after Clayton County sheriff’s deputies pulled over the vehicle he was riding in Friday with his girlfriend, their 5-month-old child and his stepson for an alleged broken taillight and asked for his identification.

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