3 Officers Arrested in Georgia Jail Beating Caught on Camera
Two police officers were arrested on drug charges in Georgia last week, accused of beating a man to the point of unconsciousness, then trying to cover it up. In other news, a new study shows that the drug that is causing the mysterious deaths of thousands of middle-aged white men is most commonly prescribed to them.
The story first broke on the scene of the beating, in which the victims and their supporters say the cops did not have probable cause to detain them, and tried to cover up their illegal behavior by claiming they were trying to surrender as they were being escorted in by police officers. It was captured on video by three officers who were nearby and who were watching.
As the video shows, the officers did not know what was happening to the innocent man, and at one point, one of the officers says, “You got too many people here,” as he tried to grab the man.
The man is then shown being pushed to the ground to the officers’ horror, and then being punched in the face and choked before being handcuffed and taken away to the back of the jail.
The man, identified as 33-year-old Kevin Hightower, told reporters that he suffered a head injury and other serious injuries that make it “almost impossible for me to work now,” the Atlanta Constitution Times reported. The police who beat him are now on paid leave, although the incident still stands.
In other news, a new study shows that the drug that is causing the mysterious deaths of thousands of middle-aged white men is most commonly prescribed to them.
On its website, CDC found that, in 2013, a total of 811 middle-aged white men died over a 20-day period in the USA. That was almost triple the number that had died in the same period over the previous 10 years. The cause of death was suicide, with a higher rate among whites than non-whites