Police in Jeffersontown, Kentucky punched a person as he filmed the scene of an arrest of a few Black males, in response to video launched on his Fb Livestream final week.
Joe Bennett of Jeffersontown says within the put up that he was on his manner residence from work when he noticed police automobiles encompass a automobile and determined to file the scene — from his personal automobile about 50 toes away, in response to the New York Post.
“Yo, I simply noticed some J-City police, 5 of them, pulled over a few Black fellas, or Black individuals, I am not for positive as a result of I can’t see,” Bennett, who’s white, says at the start of the video. “Nothing occurring, simply doing my due diligence as a citizen to look at issues.”
The arrest within the distance was filmed on a Facebook Livestream and linked to Twitter. He notes at one level that one of many cops even waved to him.
However issues went awry on the three-minute timestamp when two different officers realized they’re being recorded and approached Bennett, the recording exhibits. When certainly one of them demanded to see Bennett’s ID, he refused. He requested why and one of many officers claims: “You’re filming against the law scene investigation… and also you’re concerned.”
The officer then grabbed Bennett’s cellphone as he continued to refuse to turnover his ID. The livestream abruptly ends shortly after that.
Bennett was issued a quotation for menacing and resisting arrest, which was described as an “Empty strike,” the Put up writes. However Bennett claims he was hit with a “stable left hook” and needed to be examined by EMTs on the scene and a physician a day later.
The incident started when “officers had been within the space investigating and making arrests associated to a verify fraud scheme thwarted on the Residents Union Financial institution, Lt. Col. Steve Schmidt of the Jeffersontown Police Division informed Spectrum News 1. One of many suspects allegedly recognized Bennett as a driver concerned within the tried scheme. However Bennett was dominated out as a suspect.
“[Doing] correct police work, they need to have approached me gently. I wasn’t going anyplace, I wasn’t in my automobile, I wasn’t gonna flee. They definitely shouldn’t have hit me first and requested questions later,” he informed the tv information outlet.
Watch the video beneath: