VIDEO: Suspect Says He'll Sue Cops For Hitting Him While He Resisted Arrest

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Braily Andres Batista Concepcion claimed he was attacked by a Raleigh police officer for no reason.

Raleigh, NC – An allegedly impaired driver accused of slamming into multiple vehicles has levied excessive force allegations against the officers who forcibly removed him from his vehicle (video below).

Despite the slew of charges against him, 22-year-old Braily Andres Batista Concepcion denied having driven while impaired, and said he doesn’t recall having collided with any other vehicles, WTVD reported.

“I feel like it wasn’t necessary, you know what I’m saying?” Batista Concepcion told the news outlet.

“He didn’t give me the chance [to get out],” he complained to WXII. “As soon as he came to the car, he was just being aggressive.”

The incident began at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 14, when police received a report of a hit-and-run in the 3500-block of Wake Forest Road.

The caller said that the driver sped away from the scene and crashed into another vehicle in a parking lot near Wake Forest Road and Albans Drive.

As he fled that crash scene, the driver slammed into a utility pole.

“We just got ran into,” one of the crash victims said in the 911 call, according to WXII. “He ran into us twice and took off.”

"They hit me,” a second victim said in another 911 call. “And then I stopped at the red light and they looked in the mirror and they were trying to back up and hit me again."

A Raleigh police officer spotted a smashed-up vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s car and pulled it over on Navaho Drive, WTVD reported.

As he approached the driver, later identified as Batista Concepcion, he ordered him to turn off the vehicle, bodycam and dashcam footage showed.

The car lurched forward for a moment before the suspect brought it to a stop.

The officer opened the driver’s side door and again told Batista Concepcion to turn off the car.

He complied, but ignored the officer’s requests for him to place his hands on the steering wheel, bodycam footage showed.

Batista Concepcion casually glanced up at the officer just as he reached into the car and tried to gain control of the suspect’s hands.

The driver immediately pulled away, resulting in the officer grabbing onto him and attempting to remove him from the car.

“I was just like – what’s going on? Like, why you doing that?” Batista Concepcion told WXII.

The suspect managed to pull himself back into the car, which was also occupied by at least two underage passengers.

One of the passengers began recording the ensuing brawl using a cell phone.

“Yo! What you doing?” the passenger repeatedly whined as the officer delivered knee and hand strikes to the uncooperative suspect. “You’re getting recorded!”

A second officer arrived at the scene and helped pull Batista Concepcion out of the car and onto the pavement, where the suspect continued to resist their efforts to handcuff him, the video showed.

“Yo, he’s lucky I don’t got my .40…” one of the passengers muttered.

“You see how we being treated out here?” another passenger complained as the officers finally managed to roll Batista Concepcion onto his stomach. “Look at this s--t, bruh.”

The suspect was bleeding from his arms and face by the time the brawl concluded.

He was arrested on charges of DWI, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and three counts of hit-and-run, WTVD reported.

Just one day later, Batista Concepcion was out of jail posting photos of his injuries to social media and complaining about the officers’ use of force.

He said he suffered a black eye, multiple bruises, and that he had to have stitches to his face, WXII reported.

“He was telling me, um, to come out the car. I’m like, ‘I’m about to come out the car but why am I gettin’ pulled or anything?’” he told WTVD.

"[The officer] started attacking me," he said, according to the news outlet. "[The officer's] like, 'Get out of the car, get out of the car.' So, I'm like, I'm not about to get out of the car because you hitting me."

Batista Concepcion said he plans to file a lawsuit against the Raleigh Police Department (RPD), WTVD reported.

Recidivism Reduction Educational Program Services Executive Director Kerwin Pittman said that police overreacted, regardless of the charges against Batista Concepcion.

"It still does not warrant the sense of force that was used against him," Pittman told WTVD. "And for him to be left bloodied on the concrete essentially.”

Protesters have demanded that an oversight committee be established to review use-of-force incidents, WXII reported.

Some critics likened the city’s police force to a criminal gang.

The RPD has opened an internal investigation into the officers’ use of force, WCNC reported.

Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown urged the community not to rush to judgement without getting all of the facts, and noted that the incident could have been avoided altogether if the suspect would have simply cooperated with the officer.

“There’s always more to the story,” she said during a press conference.

You can watch cellphone, dashcam, and bodycam footage of the officers’ encounter with Batista Concepcion in the video below:

Comments (45)
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flybynight
flybynight

He might have a shot at the ghetto lottery.

shooter
shooter

"...that the incident could have been avoided altogether if the suspect would have simply cooperated with the officer."

<<sigh>>

If only those "fine, young, upstanding members of society" understood that.

"...ya know what I'm sayyyyin'?"

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

The word is COMPLY... learn it.... live it...

CalamityJane
CalamityJane

Here’s an idea. How about from now on Pittman can preform the apprehensions. I would love to see how he does it.

beglove
beglove

I know when I tell you I watch Live PD. Okay I said it, but really look at what all goes on, no license, bunches of drugs, alcohol, guns almost always and you expect them to fight your fight and just say please drop it! Worse yet say oh are the cuffs loose enough to slip out of and then you wreck us on the way to the jail?

MSK
MSK

I would love to hear of a case where a police chief or sheriff tells the whiners and cry babies that support scum like this and demand investigations of cops that are doing their jobs “F**k you, my cops were right and we ain’t investigating shit and will never have every day citizens reviewing the actions of trained police officers to determine if their actions were warranted”. It sickens me to hear “we are reviewing the actions of our officers”. Watch the body cam footage. Case closed.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Article 20.

Arrest...

(c)How Arrest Made. –(1)An arrest is complete when:

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b.The arresting officer, with intent to make an arrest, takes a person into custody by the use of physical force.

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d)Use of Force in Arrest. –(1)Subject to the provisions of subdivision (2), a law-enforcement officer is justified in using force upon another person when and to the extent that he reasonably believes it necessary:a.To prevent the escape from custody or to effect an arrest of a person who he reasonably believes has committed a criminal offense, unless he knows that the arrest is unauthorized; or...

Tekhore
Tekhore

Crime...the new black entitlement.

HFD120
HFD120

The 2 juvies in the car...." If I only had my .40"....... shows there had to be 3 dumb asses in the car.

LEO0301
LEO0301

He doesn't remember colliding into cars and a utility pole but he recalls everything that happened with the officers? Sounds like he's been coached by a lawyer. I watched the video and saw nothing inappropriate. Next case...

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

So the damage to his car just spontaneously occurred? What were the results of the BAC and toxicology report? I'm sure he will file a lawsuit against RPD.... but be more than willing to consider dropping the suit if the PD drops all charges against him.

and before we pick on the police chief, she did say the incident could have been avoided altogether if the suspect would have simply cooperated with the officer. Some of the locals in Raleigh have a history of making stuff up against RPD, as well as thinking their skin color should give them a free pass to not follow the laws.... hopefully RPD continues to back their officer and this criminal is convicted for the crimes he has been charged with.

Bailey17
Bailey17

DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE DUMBASS!!!!

Stanracer
Stanracer

This is whay the usual hoodrat suspects do these days. They intentionally ignore commands, then resist arrest so that physical force has to be used (procedure) by the police so they can then play the ghetto lottery. Unfortunately it usually works. Reward for bad behavior. So sad.

Boristhecat
Boristhecat

And of course, his pants are falling off...SMH...

BLUEALWAYS
BLUEALWAYS

Typical SHIT HEAD response !!!!! I didn't do nuthin !!!!!

GLOCK_LAWMAN
GLOCK_LAWMAN

Typical ghetto trash. I say cut off all federal assistance to all family until this is sorted out. It is.not like the old days, this punk would have gotten arrested and taken to jail the good way. His mug shot would have shown that. The other little punk that wished he had his forty would g ave gotten a close up view of one the moment his blubber lips stopped moving and he'd have seen the inside of the big boys jail up close and personel.
Just glad It didn't happen in south Georgia they are fertilizing fields now.........

Judid292
Judid292

Ok, I get that the kid was in the wrong but from the phone video: why was the cop kicking/kneeling into him(pushing him further into vehicle) then would pull him?
I’ve never seen that move before.

RunCop
RunCop

Trash

Sammy66
Sammy66

The only thing this officer did wrong was not wait for his cover unit.

jarhead24
jarhead24

Another thug who has been contacted by a ghetto lottery attorney trying to get a pay day which will be spent in six months on ghetto treasure.

Woobie46
Woobie46

So Raleigh, NC is another sinkhole...they let this asshat walk in one day. He should be in the penitentiary for being the FOOL that he is. He won't win any lottery. And did anyone look into the juveniles who apparently normally carry???? They need to go too.

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

when i hear "urged the community not to rush to judgement" it usually means the cop fucked up and we need time to cover our ass!
it is obvious that the cop lacked PATIENTS and deescalation techniques.
when someone has to go to the hospital and get stitches it usually means EXCESSIVE FORCE!

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Can’t fix stupid

Debluvsanimals
Debluvsanimals

Start shooting all these hood rats!! Do America a favor. Everyone of them will be in jail one time or another.


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