Georgia Sheriff’s Workplace Probes Use of Drive on Black Man

Clayton County, Ga., Sheriff Victor Hill’s inner affairs unit is investigating an incident caught on video through which a deputy used bodily power on a Black man, and stated the deputy had been positioned on administrative depart, the Wall Street Journal reports. The video confirmed two white officers mendacity on prime of the person in a avenue as they tried to handcuff him. One officer appeared to beat the person, whose face was bleeding. It isn’t clear what preceded the incident. A lady will be heard screaming “get off of him,” “he stated he can’t breathe” and “don’t kill him.”

The incident appeared to contain a person of Lyft, the rideshare firm, which stated in an announcement on social media that the incident depicted within the video was “deeply  disturbing.”“We’ve launched an investigation in an effort to establish and lend help to the rider and driver concerned,” it stated. Lyft spokeswoman Dana Davis stated, “We stand in opposition to racism and pointless use of power unequivocally, and are involved with the Georgia NAACP.”