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North Carolina: officials release body camera footage of August police beating

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  • Former officer Christopher Hickman is seen subduing the victim, then punching and shocking him with a stun gun
  • Hickman was arrested in March on a felony charge of assault by strangulation

A white North Carolina officer is shown putting a black pedestrian in a chokehold in video released on Monday that offers more footage of a police beating that has sparked outrage over use of force.

City officials in Asheville, North Carolina, released nine body camera videos of the August 2017 encounter – most of it made public for the first time – from multiple officers. Earlier this year, a shorter clip obtained by a newspaper sparked anger in the community and helped lead to assault charges against former officer Christopher Hickman.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/apr/02/asheville-north-carolina-police-beating-body-camera-christopher-hickman