The news is out: [The Lyft passenger was attacked for not showing his ID
The police officer who was seen on video pressing his weight against a Black Lyft passenger near Atlanta has been terminated.
Deputy Roderick Walker has been fired from the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office following the incident of excessive force.
The now viral video shows a helpless Black man pleading with the enforcement to leave him alone, only to be smacked in the face by Walker who was in full uniform.
The man has a swollen eye after receiving several punches. Walker also held his knee to the man’s neck.
The man, his cousin and a third person were passengers in a Lyft that was pulled over in Clayton County, Georgia. The call was pulled over because its tail light was out, TMZ reported
Walker and his colleagues asked for the driver’s license, but the driver did not provide one. Instead, they asked for the licenses of the passengers, even though they had nothing to do with the car.
A fight ensued between Walker, another deputy and the Black man.]
Like I wrote many times before, a passenger doesn’t have to show ID. Most cops don’t know the laws they are paid to enforce and they have never read the Constitution. No common sense, just ego.