“I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe” Black people in this country dare not breathe
We need to create a Blue Lives Matter "Hall of Shame". The open and honest discussion about all corruption and other unacceptable behaviors of police officers.
From the article linked below: "Johnnie Rush got stopped for jaywalking … Christopher Hickman, the Asheville Police Department officer who repeatedly struck Rush in the head, used a stun gun on him and put him in a chokehold on the ground… The officer who repeatedly struck Rush in the head … resigned in January, just before he was terminated for violating the use-of-force policy, according to city officials. He was charged in March with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury and communicating threats for the August 2017 incident. His lawyer says he’s going to trial and that a jury will acquit him.
WATCH VIDEO AND READ MORE: ‘I can’t breathe’: Asheville police video shows white officer beating, choking black jaywalking suspect
“What happened in these recordings is unacceptable and does not meet the standards of the Asheville Police Department, the values of the City of Asheville, or the expectations of Asheville residents,” city officials said in a written statement posted with the videos Monday. “Christopher Hickman’s actions violated the Asheville Police Department’s vision that all people are treated with dignity and respect. These actions have damaged the progress that the Asheville Police Department has made in the last several years in improving community trust.”
Buncombe DA dismisses 27 cases involving former APD officer in leaked video
Buncombe County District Attorney Todd Williams announced Monday that 27 cases charged by Christoper Hickman, the former APD officer charged with the assault of a pedestrian, were dismissed.Consistent with the criminal charges that my Office has filed agai