A Seattle cop was recorded rolling his bicycle over a guy’s helmeted head as he put down on the street throughout violent Black Lives Matter demonstrations triggered by the choice not to charge cops for Breonna Taylor’s passing.
The protester– called “trumpet man” by others in the crowd– was revealed vulnerable on the ground more than once as groups of bike cops pushed the mob back after stating the march an illegal demonstration.
As the officers advanced another time, one appeared to have actually had enough– and guided his bike’s wheels over the protester’s white safety helmet, according to a CJTV Media livestream. The officer– who was riding the bike at the time– then appeared to utilize it to hit another man to stop him getting too close.
Seattle authorities said it was “aware” of the video.
” This matter will be referred to the Office of Authorities Responsibility for additional investigation,” the force stated in a press statement.
It was not immediately clear if the protester was hurt or had been charged, although videos on social media revealed officers appearing to detain him.
It came as cops state “numerous officers” were hurt– including one bike cop recorded getting hit over the head with a baseball bat– throughout a fiery night when 13 were apprehended in what was ruled an illegal assembly.
Authorities say they were “assaulted with bottles and rocks” and numerous fires were started in the street. They responded with tear gas and “blast balls,” the force stated.
The Emerald City had seen much of the worst violence during initial Black Lives Matter demonstrations triggered by the police-custody death of George Floyd in Mat.