NNN Reporters Newsroom Forum  

Go Back   NNN Reporters Newsroom Forum > RSS FEED


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-18-2018, 07:34 AM
voiceofreason's Avatar
voiceofreason voiceofreason is online now
Junior News Editor
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 42,237
Default Black Lives Fecal Matter group to rally: Sarasota kwaps tase spiced up nog foaming at de mouf


Black Lives Matter group to rally against arrest of Bradenton man
Updated: Apr 16, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) - The Black Lives Matter group will be holding a rally on Monday to protest the violent arrest of a Bradenton man.

The arrest happened last month and was caught on cell phone video. Officials say a man apparently high on spice attacked multiple police officers in Sarasota, leaving them with minor injuries.

It happened when Sarasota police responded to reports of an "ill and violent" patient at a home on Gore Court.

When officers knocked on the door, they were greeted by Chad Washington of Bradenton, who had an active felony warrant for failure to appear. Washington tried to slam the door on their faces, but the officers were able to push the door open.

As they tried placing him in handcuffs, police say Washington punched an officer in the face and another in the arm. Investigators tell us he continued punching, kicking and biting officers for several minutes until additional officers arrived and subdued him.

Cell phone video taken in the moments after the arrest show several officers around Washington, using a taser on him and kicking him while trying to take him into custody.

The events leading up to the video are up for debate.

"The first thing they did was attack him. They charged him to the floor and started punching him,” said Washington’s fiancé Darnesha McMillan.

McMillan claims he's a victim of police brutality. McMillan says she called 911 because Washington was vomiting and foaming at the mouth. She says when officers arrived, they immediately started beating him.

But The Sarasota City Police Chief says her officers did nothing wrong. An internal investigation was completed last week.

“I think the officers acted appropriately in this case. At this point, the officers had an obligation to take this person into custody as safely as they possibly could,” said Chief Bernadette DiPino.

After his arrest, Washington was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Once he was medically cleared, he was taken to the Sarasota County Jail.

The officer who was punched in the face and bitten was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital and released. The officer who was punched in the arm was treated and released at the scene.



Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.