Louisiana Cop Caught On Bodycam Kicking Man in Head

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Published on 7 Aug 2020, 12:15
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Monroe, Louisiana — The City of Monroe has released bodycam footage from the night of April 21, 2020, that shows an officer kicking Timothy Williams in the head during the arrest. Officers confronted Williams in response to an alarm call on April 21, Police said he displayed a fake gun. The arrest report said a crack pipe fell out of Williams’ pocket while he was being searched for other weapons. Williams said he was afraid, and ran from police while being searched. Williams said he ran from police but stopped when he realized he couldn't outrun them. Later on in the video, another officer kicks Williams in the face. From then on, the video shows the officer with the bodycam on walks away, while Williams is left screaming in the background. In the complaint, he said as many as eight MPD officers used force against him during an arrest while handcuffed. One officer, Jared Preston Desadier, 42, was arrested after being placed on administrative leave. He has since resigned. He was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center on July 25 on charges of malfeasance in office and second-degree battery in connection with the incident. Four other officers are also on administrative leave.

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