*Thanks to a videographer who goes by the handle of @mrcheckpoint_ on Instagram, we’re able to see how an anti-police protestor was literally hammered with a police shield … at the hands of an L.A. County Sheriff’s deputy. And it happened repeatedly. This is straight up police brutality on display.
The video shows the deputy forcefully striking the detained protester repeatedly in the legs and ankles.
TMZ is reporting that the Sheriff’s office says there were several acts of vandalism during the protest. Deputies declared the protest an unlawful assembly and ordered everyone to leave.
It’s unclear what happened to the protester who was struck with the shield, but 6 people were arrested.
The demonstrators were protesting the outcome of the Grand Jury hearing in the Breonna Taylor case.
Watch it below.
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But what these officers do to the person they shove to the ground and get on top of.. It looks like the officer is slamming the edge of his shield into the person he is on top of. Omg. Who is that officer? Who is that person? @lasdhq video by @buffalo_baff this is why we @alwaysfilmthepolice #AFTP #mrcheckpointcommunity #alwaysfilmthepolice #lasd #lasdhq #losangeles #breonnataylor
Watch it from another perspective via video from @cammylala/Instagram