The onslaught of a jaywalking beating, was caught on tape, as a black man was attacked and beaten by a California police officer.
The video, which was released by the department Monday, it clearly shows the officer approaching the man, who police have identified as Nandi Cain Jr., who was crossing the street. Cain stops and appears to be cooperating, although it is unclear what words were exchanged. As Cain stands in the middle of the street with his arms out, the police began his jaywalking beating began.
The Sacramento Police Department announced, that they were launching a formal investigation into the incident caught on video when a Sacramento police officer slammed a black man to the ground and began beating him after the man was allegedly jaywalking.
A bystander named Naomi Montaie caught the jaywalking beating on camera. The footage showed the officer launching at Cain, then began punching him, knocking him to the ground.
Sacramento Police Sgt. Bryce Heinlein condemned the actions. “I can tell you the actions of this officer does not represent the men and women of this police department,” he said. “I can tell you the video speaks for itself and you know obviously we taking this seriously.”
After a “review of the in-car camera videos, reports and facts surrounding the case,” the SPD found the officer acted outside of company policy, according to the department press release. He was placed on leave with pay, the Sacramento police said.
The Sacramento Police Department confirmed the validity of the video, which was initially posted on Facebook. The department have also released dash-cam footage of the same altercation. The incident is being investigated by the Internal Affairs Division and the officer involved, who the department would not identify, was placed on paid administrative leave, according to officials.