A Seattle cop was filmed by multiple outlets rolling his bicycle over a man’s helmeted head as he lay down on the street during last night’s protests sparked by the decision not to charge cops for Breonna Taylor’s death.
via The New York Post:
The protester — called “trumpet man” by others in the crowd — was shown prone on the ground more than once as groups of bike cops pushed the mob back after declaring the march an unlawful protest.
As the officers advanced another time, one appeared to have had enough — and steered his bike’s wheels over the protester’s white safety helmet, according to a CJTV Media livestream. The officer — who was walking the bike at the time — then appeared to use it to hit another man to stop him getting too close.
Seattle police said it was “aware” of the video.
“This matter will be referred to the Office of Police Accountability for further investigation,” the force said in a press statement.
It was not immediately clear if the protester was injured or had been charged, although videos on social media showed officers appearing to arrest him.
Seattle, Washington:— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) September 24, 2020
Cop rides his bicycle directly over the top of an injured man’s head.
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(Top photos: CJTV)