Asheville, NC: White Police Officer Resigns After Video Shows Him Beating Black Man

In Asheville, North Carolina, a police officer has resigned, and the city’s police chief has offered to step down, amid mounting outrage over the release of body camera video showing a white police officer beating and tasering an African-American man who was stopped for jaywalking. The video, from August 25, shows police officer Chris Hickman choking, beating and tasering Johnnie Jermaine Rush, who repeatedly says, I can’t breathe.

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