Enlightening Commentary

Goin’ Stompin’

Posted on June 14, 2016

Police probe apparent head stomping by officer after video emerges:

“Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson asked Monday for an investigation into the actions of two officers after a video showed one officer struggling with a man and the other telling bystanders to back off, then appearing to stomp the struggling man in the head.

The video, showing an arrest that took place in the 3900 block of West Grenshaw Street, was posted on Facebook Monday afternoon, apparently soon after the incident. By about 10 p.m., the video posted by someone using the name Terrance Hustlehard had been viewed more than 300,000 times and had been shared about 14,000 times.

Police News Affairs disclosed the investigation but did not provide details of the arrest. A police source said the two officers who are most prominent in the video were taken to Rush University Medical Center for treatment following the incident, one with a bite injury to a finger and choking injuries, the other with a bite to the arm.”

What happened prior to tape being rolled? We’ll assume that video of that doesn’t exist.

UPDATE:

“After careful consideration and reviewing the video footage, Superintendent (Eddie) Johnson has decided to relieve one of the officers involved in the incident that occurred on the 3900 block of West Grenshaw of his police powers while IPRA investigates the case,” police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement.

Stay fetal.