Be careful when you try to cross the street in other places besides zebra crossing because you might land in jail with a displaced jaw. Recently, a law enforcement officer has been suspended after a Californian Police Department learned that he punched a man several times in the face for jaywalking.
A spokesperson for the Sacramento Police Department recently declared that an officer was recently suspended from active duty after a clip posted on YouTube shows him brutally beating a pedestrian. According to the Sacramento Police Department, the officer, who was not named, punched the man several times in the face, knocked him to the ground, and continued beating him for jaywalking.
Facts about the Jaywalking Case
Here’s what we know about the case. On Monday afternoon, the police officer was in his car, patrolling the streets, when he caught a glimpse of 24-year-old Nandi Cain Junior, who was trying to traverse the street in an illegal zone.
According to the officer’s testimony, he told the suspect that what he’s doing is illegal and that he should head back if he doesn’t want to be fined. Allegedly, Nandi Cain Jr. acknowledged the police officer but decided to ignore him and to cross the street.
Seeing that the man intentionally ignored his warning against jaywalking, the police officer got out of his cruiser and to confront him. The two of them conversed for some time, with the officer explained why jaywalking is illegal.
At one point, things took a turn for the worse, and, according to the officer’s testimony, the individual got off his jacket and challenged him to a brawl. The YouTube video reviewing by the Sacramento Police Department shows the officer charging towards the suspect, probably trying to subdue him.
However, instead of trying to solve this conflict as swiftly as possible, the police officer started punching the suspect in the face. Moreover, at one point, the police officer knocked the suspect off his feet and continued hitting him in the face with his fists.
Obviously, the suspect was taken into custody and charged with resisting arrest. However, after a couple of days, Nandi Cain Jr. was released, since the Sacramento Police Department could not amass enough evidence to incriminate him.
Upon reviewing the case, the Police Department decided to suspend the brawling police officer and to start an internal investigation. So, the next time you’ll want to jaywalk, keep in mind that you might end up at the police stations with a dislocated jaw.
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