Officer Charged After Video Showed Him Beating Black Man Accused Of Jaywalking

FBI involved in NC police officer beating a black man 832018

On Wednesday, the FBI launched a criminal investigation.

A day after the incident, the Asheville Police Department removed him from patrol duty, and Hickman eventually resigned before he was to be terminated.

Police Chief Tammy Hooper publicly apologized to Rush on Thursday after the Citizen Times released the video, calling his treatment unacceptable.

At a certain point Rush endeavors to run, and Hickman says "You recognize what's interesting is you will get f - ed up no-nonsense".

'All I'm trying to do is go home, man.

The officers end up catching Rush and as he is restrained on the ground, Hickman proceeds to punch him in the head several times, as well as shoots him with a stun gun and chokes him.

After Rush is given the option of a citation or being arrested, he can be heard cursing out of frustration.

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The shocking video has sparked outrage in the community, prompting Hickman to resign.

The city also filed a petition Monday asking for more body-camera recordings of the incident to be released on belief that doing so "is necessary to provide the public with full disclosure of the circumstances surrounding the arrest" and "to provide the public with all relevant information to understand the events that transpired". But local outrage hit a peak when the body camera footage leaked late last month, per CNN.

The swear word prompts Hickman to step in and help his colleague who is confronting the suspect, only for him to begin running. And I think it just brought forward a lot of the other underlying issues within the city of Asheville, in particular, how African-American residents of the city feel right now - that this incident happened because the police chief that's here now was brought in to bring in some reforms to this department.

Blake characterizes Rush, the victim, as "an incredibly humble grateful man". Thinks it's amusing. You know what's amusing, is you going to get f--ed up hard core. Nor that charges against Rush, disproven by the bodycam video, were dropped.

Ferguson told Carolina Public Press on Friday that the firm is investigating the details of the case and a lawsuit against the city of Asheville is "in the mix" as the firm consults with its client.

Following the announcement, the Asheville City Council released a statement noting that the charges would give way to "structural changes" needed to prevent similar events from happening in the future.

An examination from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which comes notwithstanding a criminal examination by the Asheville police of their own officer, will probably center around infringement of Rush's social equality.

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