39-year-old Rashaun Barnes was standing on the sidewalk in front of a convenience store in Grand Prairie, TX when he was reportedly assaulted by a cop from the Grand Prairie Police Department.
He was left with permanent scars on his face from the encounter.
According to TheRoot , Barnes said that the officer detained him for an unknown reason but that he still complied with him. The officer had him sit on the sidewalk for 30 minutes in the sun. After not being told what he was being held for he got up and walked away.
It was at that moment that Barnes said the officer followed and tasered him unconscious. When he woke up, he was in the back of an ambulance truck with extreme scarring to his face, left and right arm.
He was not accompanied to the hospital by police officers; neither was he charged with a crime.
Lee Merrit, the civil right’s attorney that represents the family of Jordan Edwards, the 15-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer in Balch Springs, TX, is also representing Rashaun Barnes.
Merrit says, “This is a clear case of racial profiling and excessive force. The officer responsible must be immediately suspended and appropriately prosecuted. A full investigation into the incident must be conducted to determine what role other officers may have played in a cover up and/or violating departmental procedures concerning reporting the incident.”
(Source: TheRoot )
(Photo Credit: YouTube)
Watch the video below of Barnes after the incident:
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