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Cop Who Shoved Kneeling BLM Protestor Charged With First-Degree Battery: Report

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According to a new report, after a video surfaced of a Florida police officer shoving a kneeling protestor to the ground at a Black Lives Matter event, the officer was charged with battery.

“Steven Pohorence, the Fort Lauderdale police officer accused of shoving a kneeling protester last month during a Black Lives Matters protest, has been charged with battery, the Broward State Attorney’s office announced Tuesday,” the Sun-Sentinel reported.

According to court documents the charges were filed after the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigated the May 31 incident.

According to Florida law, the charge is seen as a misdemeanor and the worse Pohorence could get is up to one year in jail.

Take a look at the video clip below:

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