Shocking video shows white cop repeatedly beating a black man while another pins him to the ground ‘for not following social distancing rules’ – despite the officers not wearing masks themselves
- Footage from the incident on Tuesday afternoon shows a Jersey City police officer – who is white – repeatedly hitting a man – who is African American
- The man is pinned to the ground by another cop as he’s battered with the baton
- Six cops responded to a fight involving 100 people according to police but it was unclear how many more ended up supporting the officers
- Social media users have claimed the cops became violent while trying to enforce social distancing measures
- A video shows two men fighting before cops arrived
- Jersey City Public Safety Officer James Shea said he believes the cops used the right amount of force and that it was taken after pepper spray did not work
- The incident is under investigation but no officers are being scrutinized as yet
Footage from a street fight on Tuesday afternoon shows a Jersey City police officer – who is white – repeatedly hitting a man – who is African American – while he’s pinned to the ground, and now activists are calling for the cops to be fired.
The clip filmed by a witness captured the man trying to raise his arms to protect his face as the law enforcement officer strikes him over and over again.
According to activists who shared details of the incident, about 20 cops showed up the scene on Bostwick Avenue.
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