Three law enforcement officers suspended following video of violent arrest

Three law enforcement officers suspended following video of violent arrest

Two Crawford County sheriff’s deputies and a Mulberry police officer have been suspended after making an arrest on Sunday morning. A video posted to Facebook, which can be viewed above, shows officers hitting a man they were arresting on the sidewalk outside Kountry Xpress near Mulberry.According to Arkansas State Police, the man being arrested in the video is Randall Worcester, 27, of Goose Creek, South Carolina. Worcester was charged with second degree battery, resisting arrest, refusal to submit, possessing an instrument of crime, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, terroristic threatening, and second degree assault. Arkansas State Police are investigating the incident. In a release they said that the investigation “will be limited to the use of physical force by the deputies and police officer”.Crawford County Sheriff Jimmy Damante said Worcester was booked into Crawford County jail. He refused medical treatment, but Damante said he was taken to the hospital to be examined anyway. The incident started at a gas station in Alma. The sheriff said Worcester threatened a clerk there, who called the police. Police issued a “be on the lookout.” The man left the gas station and rode his bike to the Kountry Xpress, where a deputy spotted him, Damante said.Damante said at first, the suspect was cooperative. Then, he turned violent and tried to attack the officers. That’s when they pinned him down, and where the video picks up. Damante told 40/29 News one of the deputies sustained minor head injuries during the incident.The Mulberry Police Department and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office have turned the investigation over to Arkansas State Police. The names of the officers involved are not being released at this time.”I want everybody to have a fair look at this,” Damante said. “We are going to look into this, and I want to hold my people accountable.”The person who took the video said that it looked like the suspect tried to get up to run from the officers. However, authorities said the suspect tried to attack the officers.This is a developing story. We’ll update this article with more information as it becomes available.

Two Crawford County sheriff’s deputies and a Mulberry police officer have been suspended after making an arrest on Sunday morning.

A video posted to Facebook, which can be viewed above, shows officers hitting a man they were arresting on the sidewalk outside Kountry Xpress near Mulberry.

According to Arkansas State Police, the man being arrested in the video is Randall Worcester, 27, of Goose Creek, South Carolina. Worcester was charged with second degree battery, resisting arrest, refusal to submit, possessing an instrument of crime, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, terroristic threatening, and second degree assault.

Arkansas State Police are investigating the incident. In a release they said that the investigation “will be limited to the use of physical force by the deputies and police officer”.

Crawford County Sheriff Jimmy Damante said Worcester was booked into Crawford County jail. He refused medical treatment, but Damante said he was taken to the hospital to be examined anyway.

The incident started at a gas station in Alma. The sheriff said Worcester threatened a clerk there, who called the police. Police issued a “be on the lookout.” The man left the gas station and rode his bike to the Kountry Xpress, where a deputy spotted him, Damante said.

Damante said at first, the suspect was cooperative. Then, he turned violent and tried to attack the officers. That’s when they pinned him down, and where the video picks up.

Damante told 40/29 News one of the deputies sustained minor head injuries during the incident.

The Mulberry Police Department and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office have turned the investigation over to Arkansas State Police. The names of the officers involved are not being released at this time.

“I want everybody to have a fair look at this,” Damante said. “We are going to look into this, and I want to hold my people accountable.”

The person who took the video said that it looked like the suspect tried to get up to run from the officers. However, authorities said the suspect tried to attack the officers.

This is a developing story. We’ll update this article with more information as it becomes available.

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