An Effingham County, Georgia police officer is facing scrutiny from a local news station after dash cam video was released of the officer violently sucker punching an individual who was being cooperative by the police’s own account. The station interviews Greg Connor, a 40-year police veteran, who commented the video shows “a clear indication of excessive force,” he says, “I would put it up there … as one of the most gross demonstrations of excessive force.”
WSAV details how the police failed to file a “use of force report,” which is “required by the police department.”
The police did their own “investigation” into themselves and cleared themselves of any wrongdoing. They said, in so many words, if they didn’t sucker punch the cooperative individual, “it could have resulted in a more severe outcome.”
Instead of holding their own officers accountable, they falsely charged the victim with two counts of obstruction of justice, charges which they were later forced to drop.