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.