He was handcuffed long before being put on the ground by the cop car and choked by the cops knee.The knee on the neck was definitely excessive force. Yes.
But why was he face down on the ground? What preceded that?
There is absolutely no decent excuse that can be given for this.
at the very least, this cop should have left the scene in handcuffs and on his way to jail. Probably justification to take his accomplices as well, but him at least.
And I am probably the biggest cop supporter on this forum.
The rioting and looting is ignorant. That said, there’s a chance it wouldn’t have happened had the right thing been done on the scene, which is this cop being cuffed and immediate hauled off to jail.
He should be, and will likely be, facing murder charges. His partners in crime need to face charges as well for not stopping it.