VIDEO: Brutality Claims After Man Punches, Chokes Cop; They Don't Even Hit Back

Police said Dominque Hoey punched Sergeant Shawn Keeter twice in the face before he was taken to the ground.

Forest City, NC A Forest City police officer wrestled a combative shoplifting suspect to the ground outside a shoe store on Tuesday, after the man punched him in the face and attempted to flee the scene (video below).

The incident began at approximately 1:20 p.m. on Aug. 28, when officers were dispatched to the Shoe Show store on Plaza Drive for a report of two shoplifters, the Forest City Police Department said in a press release obtained by Blue Lives Matter.

Officers located the suspects, later identified as 36-year-old Laquita Shell and 24-year-old Dominque Hoey, inside a nearby Walmart store.

The officers told the duo they were being detained, and escorted them to an area outside of the Shoe Show, at which point Hoey began to walk toward the parking lot.

Forest City Police Sergeant Shawn Keeter again told Hoey that he was being detained and that he was not allowed to leave, but he turned and attempted to walk away yet again.

As the officers began to forcibly detain him, Hoey spun away from them and struck Sgt. Keeter two times in his face, according to the press release.

Sgt. Keeter immediately wrestled the violent man to the ground, where he continued to resist arrest.

Cell phone footage posted by Facebook user Lisha Logan showed Sgt. Keeter as he fought with Hoey on the parking lot pavement.

Leave him alone! Shell screamed, as she stood over the officer. Dont shoot him! You better not f--king shoot him! Let him go!

Officer Ryan Davis then stepped into the cameras view, and placed his hand on Hoeys shoulder as Sgt. Keeter lay pinned beneath the combative man.

Officer Alexandra Bentley then raced across the parking lot, grabbed Hoeys upper body, and pushed him backwards, the video showed.

The officers were able to reposition Hoeys head, which allowed Sgt. Keeter to throw his left leg up around Hoeys left shoulder, pinning his arm back.

Theyre going to kill him! Shell repeatedly screamed, as a bystander directed her to back away.

Hoey attempted to clasp his hands together to prevent Officer Bentley from being able to handcuff him, the video showed.

Let go of my goddamned hand! Officer Bentley commanded, pushing Hoeys head backwards yet again.

I cant breathe! Hoey began proclaiming.

Hes not resisting! Theyre killing him! Shell squealed.

I didnt do s--t! Hoey yelled.

Then comply with the officers, the bystander told him.

The officers were ultimately able to wrestle Hoey into handcuffs, and raised him to his feet as he and Shell continued screaming at them.

You aint s--t, man, Hoey told Sgt. Keeter, advancing towards the sergeant yet again. Sgt. Keeter raised Hoeys handcuffed hands above his head, spinning him away.

Look how they doin him! Shell wailed. Yall racist motherf--kers!

As the officers led Hoey away, Shell stormed toward the front doors of the Shoe Show and banged her fist on the glass.

I didnt steal s--t outta here! she yelled through the doors, which appeared to have been locked. She said I stole! You racist b---h!

The shoes that were reported stolen were later recovered from Shells Chevrolet Impala, and were returned to the store, according to the press release.

Hoey was charged with resisting arrest, two counts of assaulting a law enforcement officer, and shoplifting. He was being held on a $25,000 bond.

Shell was charged with disorderly conduct, shoplifting, and communicating threats, and was being held on a $5,500 bond.

Forest City police said that based on a review of bodycam videos and the officers reports, officials determined the officers actions were within departmental policy.

An off-duty federal air marshal assisted officers with the arrest, police said.

You can watch cell phone footage of the officers encounter with Hoey and Shell in the video below:

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rover77
rover77

let's face it , accusations of racism and excessive force are a cottage industry in the hood ,it's like they follow a script

GeeGirl
GeeGirl

Someone needs to POP that woman in the mouth geez!!!!

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

The way that bat s#@$ crazy woman was screaming and carrying on was absolutely ridiculous! Even her own "people" were telling her to shut up! It is so disheartening how LEO's are so disrespected. God bless them all for what they have to endure in the day to day 🙏🇺🇸💙

NH.Corr
NH.Corr

That second male cop needs some training. He was just standing there while his fellow officer is getting into it!! Come man do your job back up your partner I would be having words with that dude!!

LEO0301
LEO0301

It would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic. This scenario plays itself out throughout this country on a daily basis. The black male who is resisting and the black female who is wailing like a wounded animal. Good Lord, these people really need to learn how to act like civilized human beings.

ReeseWitheredpoon
ReeseWitheredpoon

At this point, it's really no different than if they were in a cage flinging their poop at the walls. The feral, savage, uncivilized African is not fit to dwell among decent society.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Somebody needs to punch the shit out of that BT-900 hyena!! Or put her down!! If you had not shoplifted, none of this would have happened you lying thieving POS drama queen!!!

overwatcher
overwatcher

There are jungle sound coming from those savages.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Always the racecard. People just never learn. That bitch was totally out of control. GO BLUE!

b1rd
b1rd

Dog gone it !! They removed the video. I have to wonder if it was recorded by someone who thought it would show police brutality?

Allen45
Allen45

This is what you do when you worship at the alter of the works of the flesh.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Their are good and bad in any group...but it is the pervasively negative and criminal behaviors which are so disproportionately and consistently demonstrated by members of this group.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

LowEST IQ said "I'm willing to bet none of the above officers have thrown a punch outside of training."

...this coming from the resident moron whose only punch is the kind he drinks from a cup.