Roderick Walker beating: Clayton County sheriff’s deputy fired beating Georgia black man during traffic stop who asked why he needed to show i’d since he wasn’t driving.
Why do police officers continue to abuse their power?
The deputy, who wasn’t publicly identified, was fired for ‘excessive use of force,’ the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
The announcement came after a bystander video shared widely on social media showed two deputies on top of Roderick Walker — with one of them pummeling him and leaving the victim bloody ( video is gross and bloody kids).
Walker, 26, was arrested and beaten after deputies stopped the car he was riding in on Friday with his girlfriend, their five-month old child and his stepson — allegedly over a broken taillight, said his attorney, Shean Williams of The Cochran Firm in Atlanta.
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Would victim have been beaten if he were a white man?
The deputies demanded Walker’s ID — then got upset and ordered him out of the car when he asked why they needed it, since he wasn’t driving, Williams said.
Walker was arrested on suspicion of obstructing officers and battery 11alive reports.
A criminal investigation into the incident has been turned over to the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office, the sheriff’s office said.
Walker was being held without bond because he has a felony probation warrant out of Fulton County for cruelty to children, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and a failure to appear warrant out of Hapeville, the sheriff’s office said.