Published: Thu, April 13, 2017
USA | By Angel Wallace

Sacramento man accused of jaywalking tackled and punched by police

Sacramento man accused of jaywalking tackled and punched by police

"Cain told CBS Sacramento that the officer ordered him to, "'drop your weapon, take your hands out of your pockets, drop your weapon'". "He just kept hitting him, and kept hitting him", she told KTXL.

The incident supposedly all started because the man was jaywalking.

Following the altercation with the officer, the man was handcuffed and arrested for resisting arrest and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant out of Fresno County.

It's important to note that this video does not tell the whole story, and dialogue between the two parties can not be heard.

But it's the cop who loses his cool first.

A California resident was tossed to the ground by an officer and then was struck in the face multiple times.for apparently jaywalking.

The cop pushes Cain to the ground and is seen sitting on his chest and repeatedly punching him in the face as Montaie's vehicle gets closer. However, Cain then "questioned the officer's validity to stop him at which time a violent encounter occurred between the officer and the pedestrian".

"Hey, why are you beating him like that?" "You're trying to pull me over for nothing". He's breaking his arm!' Additional officers quickly arrive on the residential street and help handcuff the man. Cain put his hands up as the officer approached, but continued to walk away slowly. "You need to stop hitting him, '" Montaie told FOX40. It would not say what the violation was.

On Monday night, 40 demonstrators gathered in front of one of the police department's substations, with many wearing shirts that said "Black Lives Matter", according to the Sacramento Bee.

A Sacramento police spokesperson didn't confirm Cain's identity or his offense to FOX40, and also didn't say if there are body or dashboard camera recordings of the arrest.

Earlier this month, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered the Justice Department to review reform agreements at police departments across the nation.

The local police department's jaywalking policies - which see fines levied for those caught in the act - have been criticized as a money-making scheme since at least 2009, according to the Sacramento Press.

Naomi Montaie, who filmed the interaction as it unfolded in front of her, screamed at Cain, saying, "Nephew, just listen".

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