Ex-NFL Player Says He Was Violently Arrested After Cops Mistook His Phone For A Gun

A video showing former NFL player Desmond Marrow being violently arrested by police in Henry County, Georgia, is going viral, and something of the officers has been placed on administrative leave.

The video had been taken in December but Marrow  posted it in order to Facebook Thursday . He stated officers arrested him for having that gun that in reality was his cell phone.

“ During the arrest the police pulled my teeth out, slammed myself on my head and choked myself out until I was unconscious, ” he said in the post, incorporating that he also suffered a make strain and a concussion during the event.

He added:

“ I was fully cooperating with all the officers with ZERO resistance. I believed I was going to die. I was certain I was passing out or dying whenever [the officer] was choking me as my breath held slipping away. ”

The video has been viewed over 100, 000 times.

Henry Region Police officers showed the station the police report from Dec. two regarding a road rage event allegedly involving Marrow, according to Atlanta place WXIA.

The report mentioned when someone in another automobile tossed coffee at the 30-year-old Marrow’ s car, he chased this into a  shopping center outside The atlanta area.

An officer who taken care of immediately the scene said he saw  Marrow and “ several others” arguing in the mall parking great deal.

A witness told the particular officer that he overheard Marrow state he or she was “ going to shoot all of them, ” according to WMAZ TV.

Other officers who  arrived on the scene reportedly asked Marrow in the event that he had a gun. After he informed them no, an officer patted him down but found simply no weapon.

After officers informed Marrow they were going to arrest your pet, he refused to cooperate. That’ s when the struggle captured upon video began.

Marrow was  later charged with making terroristic threats, reckless driving and intense driving, according to the police report.

Marrow’ s attorneys,   Andrea Boyd and Chris Stewart, mentioned the alleged road rage event was actually a hate criminal offense against their client.

“ Prior to the violent incident with Holly County sheriff’ s deputies, Mister. Marrow was the victim of a detest crime, ” Boyd and Stewart said in a statement late Fri afternoon, according to WXIA. “ He has been called racial slurs by 2 white males whilst driving and had hot coffee added too his vehicle by these individuals. Then he followed the individuals and a dialogue ensued.

“ A separate person called 911 and erroneously documented that Mr. Marrow had a tool, which he did not. When deputies arrived on scene, Mr. Marrow cooperated with their demands, ” the particular statement continued. “ We are trying to determine why the deputies resorted to this level of violence with a guy who was already handcuffed and complying with orders. ”

The magistrate judge later dropped the particular terrorist threats charge and the situation was transferred to the DA’ t office, which must now decide  if the situation will be presented to a grand court, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

On Friday, one of the officers active in the incident   was positioned on administrative duty Friday pending the end result of an internal investigation, according to the Holly Herald.

“ Henry County Police Department can be reviewing the events surrounding the particular arrest of Mr. Desmond Marrow, who was arrested by Henry Region Police on December 2, 2017, ” Capt. Joey Smith informed the paper. “ Although during the time of arrest an initial use of force evaluation was conducted by Internal Matters, earlier this month, Police Main Mark Amerman ordered an Internal Matters Investigation to be conducted.

“ As of today, the officer involved is certainly on administrative duty pending the end result of the investigation. The criminal situation against Mr. Marrow is currently impending in the Henry County District Attorney’ s Office, ” Smith continuing. “ The Henry County Law enforcement Department takes any charges associated with excessive use of force very significantly and wants to assure the public this event will be fully investigated. ”

Marrow was obviously a defensive back for the University associated with Toledo and briefly played with the particular Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012, but never  caused it to be out of pre-season, according to NFL. possuindo.

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