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US Seattle police officer captured on video riding his bicycle over a protester's head placed on administrative leave

05:30  25 september  2020
05:30  25 september  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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In a video captured during the Wednesday night protest in Seattle , a police officer is seen riding his bicycle over the head of an injured man. The police at the #seattleprotests just ran over an injured mans head with their bikes.

He just ran over his head ! Oh, my God!” The incident took place on East Pine Street in downtown Seattle . The condition of the protester , who The Seattle Police Department said in a statement it is “aware of a video circulating on the internet that apparently shows an SPD bike officer ’ s bike rolling

A Seattle police officer captured on video rolling his bicycle over the head of a protester who was laying in the street is now on administrative leave.

  Seattle police officer captured on video riding his bicycle over a protester's head placed on administrative leave © Ccourtesy Joey Wieser

The Seattle Police Department said in a statement Thursday that the actions of the officer -- who has not been identified -- are being investigated independently by the King County Sheriff's Office at the department's request.

Earlier on Thursday, the city's police watchdog group said it was requesting a criminal investigation.

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A Seattle cop rolled his bicycle over a man' s head as he lay on the street during Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the decision not to charge cops for As the officers advanced another time, one appeared to have had enough — and steered his bike’s wheels over the protester ’ s white safety

A viral video shows a Seattle police officer rolling his bike over a person‘ s head during protests for Breonna This Seattle Police officer just intentionally ran over a peaceful protester ‘ s neck with his BIKE. “I hope you all saw that. That officer ran over the man’ s head with their bicycle wheel.

Video of the incident taken Wednesday night and posted on Twitter shows a protester laying in the street as an officer, who is on foot, rolls his bicycle over the protester's head and neck area.

The scene is immediately surrounded by nearby officers.

The video and subsequent outrage comes as tensions rise between protesters against systemic racism and police officers, after the Kentucky attorney general announced on Wednesday that no officers would be charged for Breonna Taylor's death.

Mass protests occurred Wednesday night in cities across the US from Louisville to Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York, as swaths of people congregate to protest and grieve the decision. A number of protesters have been arrested as a result, and demonstrations are expected to continue on Thursday.

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Disgraceful moment officer runs his bike over injured Seattle protester ’ s HEAD – as another "The police at the #seattleprotests just ran over an injured man' s head with their bikes. The graphic video shows a group of cops riding bikes coming up upon a group of protesters as a man lays in the street.

Shocking Video Shows Seattle Cop Rolling Bike Over Fallen Breonna Taylor Protester ’ s Head and However, the shocking video , which appears to show an SPD officer rolling his bicycle over the The key part of the video shows a line of cops advancing on protesters . One, who is not cycling but

From a review of the video, the Seattle Police Department's Force Investigation Team (FIT) said it had "identified potential violations of SPD policy, as well as potential criminal conduct," the statement from the Office of Professional Accountability (OPA), the watchdog group, said.

Subsequently, the case was referred to the OPA.

"After further analyzing the video and observing the interviews conducted by FIT, OPA requested that a criminal investigation be conducted," the statement said.

A CNN email to the Seattle Police Officers Guild seeking comment wasn't immediately returned.

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