Police officers in Omaha, Nebraska were caught on tape violently arresting a man over a parking dispute by grabbing him by his neck in a choke hold and flipping him over slamming him on the ground. The man, 28-yr-old Octavius Johnson, did not appear to be resisting, and the officer grabbed him from behind and choked and slammed him seemingly without warning.
As the abuse is taking place, the victim’s brother, Juaquez, who is understandably in a state of shock pulls out his cell phone to record the police’s actions, after a minor tussle with one of the officers, he is finally let go to film the incident from the sidewalk across the street from the action.
Throughout the incident Juaquez is vocally voicing his displeasure with the way the police are abusing his brother, which apparently gets one of the cops quite angry.
Eventually, after facing a lot of hostility from one of the officers, and faced with an army of police showing up for “backup,” Juaquez decides to run away from the scene into his own home.
Amazing, the same angry cop decides to chase Juaquez into his own home! The army of police who just showed up as backup decide to swarm into the Johnson’s home as well!
The cops allegedly knocked over the Johnson’s wheelchair bound aunt in the process, yet they claimed in their report it was Juaquez who knocked her over, which his aunt vigorously denies.
While the cops are in the Johnson’s house, the cop who is holding down Octavius is seen taking a few pot shots on the grounded man.
The cops eventually pull Juaquez out of his own house, then arrested him for “obstructing,” as well as having an unrelated outstanding warrant.
Fortunately, this whole incident was caught on tape by someone across the street who was filming everything from out of his window.
There’s widespread outrage over the incident and the video has so far been viewed over 84,000 times on YouTube.