A Baltimore cop was suspended with pay Saturday after a viral video showed him beating a man to the ground. Two officers had stopped a man, identified as Dashawn McGrier, 26, on Saturday, WBAL reported. The officers let McGrier go before approaching him again, the department said.
In the video, an officer is seen pushing McGrier up against a wall. McGrier appears to push the officer’s hand away. The officer then repeatedly punches McGrier, who does not appear to strike back.
Interim police Commissioner Gary Tuggle issued a statement saying the department would review footage from body cameras worn by police. The second officer has been reassigned to administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation, police said.
The department has not identified the officer.
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In response to this viral video posted on Instargram, @BaltimorePolice Interim Commissioner Gary Tuggle says he is deeply disturbed and, “the officer involved has been suspended while we investigate the totality of this incident.” #WBAL pic.twitter.com/7GMnWoxZaC
— Vanessa Herring (@VanessaWBAL) August 11, 2018