A disturbing cellphone video has emerged online showing cops beating and tasing a black man in Tennessee — leaving him bloodied and in need of stitches — after he allegedly ran a stop sign.
The now-viral video has prompted authorities to investigate the officers’ use of force in the arrest of Brandon Calloway, 25, CNN reports.
In the arrest affidavit, cops said Calloway refused to pull over and sped away, doing 32 mph in a 20-mph zone. He eventually exited his car and ran into his home in Oakland.
Video recorded by Calloway’s girlfriend shows uniformed officers bursting through the front door of the house and chasing him.
A woman could be heard screaming hysterically, “Stop! Stop! Stop hitting him!”
One officer is seen deploying a stun gun against Calloway, who tries to hide behind a leather couch, before running downstairs.
The cops follow the man, with the female witness shouting: “Why are you chasing and hitting him? He has no weapon!”
The woman accuses the cops of “being aggressive” and warns them that she is recording their actions.
The cops eventually corner Calloway in a rear bedroom and taking ho the ground. The video shows one of the cops aggressively putting his foot on Calloway’s neck as the witness urges him to “stop resisting.” Calloway is eventually led out of the house in handcuffs with blood streaming down his face.
Photographs that have been circulating on social media show the 25-year-old lying on the ground with his face completely coated with blood in the immediate aftermath of his arrest.
After the beating, Calloway was charged with evading arrest, resisting, disorderly conduct, failing to stop at a stop sign, and speeding.
Andre Wharton, Calloway’s attorney, said the 25-year-old man required eight stitches to close his wounds.
One of the officers involved in the incident has been placed on administrative leave, an official told CNN.
Watch the video below — WARNING: Disturbing footage:
WATCH: “I just want the truth to come out… never been in trouble in his life…”
TBI is now investigating the arrest of Brandon Calloway, beaten bloody after OAKLAND, TN cops kicked in his door for allegedly not stopping after running a stop sign.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) July 21, 2022