I’m starting to wonder when things like this will end. A Sacramento police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave for beating up an alleged jaywalker.
According to USA Today, the Sacramento police department are calling his actions “unacceptable,” and have since launched an investigation.
“For an unknown reason, the officer threw the pedestrian to the ground and began striking him in the face with his hand multiple times,” police said.
Police said they began investigating the officers after looking at his in-car camera of the incident.
“The statement said the incident happened in the late afternoon on Monday, when the officer spotted a pedestrian “crossing the street unlawfully.” The officer left his patrol vehicle and gave multiple commands for the pedestrian to stop but the pedestrian ignored the officer, police said in the statement. The two exchanged words and the pedestrian removed his jacket, “challenging the officer to fight,” according to USA Today.