In a video recorded Tuesday (6/25) courtesy of Marco Edwards, a man is seen walking outside with his hands up in the 4500 block of Norris Drive. The man gets down on his knees and immediately afterwards the officer walks up to him and kicks him in the stomach, despite the possible suspect being in complete compliance.
Many people have been wondering why the officer took such drastic action to stop a man who seemed to be following orders, and it seems that the lack of sound in the video is a contributing factor to the apparent display of useless violence. The man in the video, Jermel Coleman, who was wanted for the murder of his step-father, was allegedly yelling for the officers to shoot him, as well as initially ignored their commands.
Coleman was arrested for the murder of Randolph Divins, who he shot on June 21st. Investigators say Coleman confessed to shooting Divins.
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