VIDEO: Officer Caught Punching Jaywalker In Face

The officer responded after a taunt from the pedestrian.

By Jaime Lutz

Sacramento police officers are investigating one of their own after the cop was seen on video throwing a jaywalker to the ground and punching him in the face, the Associated Press reported.

The officer, who had been with the department for two years, is on unpaid administrative leave after the incident and will now be the subject of a criminal investigation, police said on Tuesday.

Sacramento police released a second video of the incident shot from the officer’s dash camera, in which a man yells at the officer that he stopped him “for nothing” after the officer noticed the man jaywalking on a residential street.

“If you were a real man, you would take your gun away and fight me like a real man,” the man said. At this, the officer tackles the man and punches him. Another officer joins the fray soon after.

Though the man in the video was originally handcuffed for arresting arrest and for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, police found that no charges had been called for in the case.

Police did not release the names of this man or the officer.

[Image: KCRA News]

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