African American Teacher Manhandled By Austin Texas Police Caught On Cam
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Austin Texas Police Caught On Cam
26-year-old Breaion King in Austin, Texas. She was slammed to the ground by police during a traffic stop, then was later told that black people have “violent tendencies.” Now Chief of Police Art Acevedo has publicly apologized on behalf of his officers.
She said she’d just left a teaching job when Officer Bryan Richter pulled her over, apparently for speeding.
As seen on video, Richter stepped up to the driver’s side of her car, and questioned her.
“Put your feet back in your car so that I can close the door, please,” he told her.
What changed his mind is not visible on tape, but he then told her to step out of her car. Things escalated, and he straight up body slammed her to the ground several times.
“That’s what I was doing,” she said.
Other officers made it to the scene by the time she was handcuffed.
“I need a black police,” she told the white cops. “Because you’re full of bullshit.”
King was charged with resisting arrest, but the charge was later dropped after the county attorney reviewed the police dashcam video.