"Come Here Bud ... You Were Jaywalking"
A Sacramento police officer was filmed tackling, beating, and arresting an African American man named Nandi Cain, Jr.
His alleged crime: jaywalking.
Video footage of the incident immediately sparked protests.
Tensions remain high in the wake of the Sacramento police killing of a mentally ill, 51 year old African American man named Joseph Mann last year.
Before shooting Mr. Mann, officers driving in pursuit attempted to run him over with their patrol car. They were recorded saying "F*** this guy, I'm going to hit him" and "Okay, go for it."
How to help promote police reform in Sacramento
Urge Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg to immediately investigate the officer's actions and hold him accountable.
Do you live in Sacramento? The Sacramento chapter of Black Lives Matter has established a police abuse hotline (916.581.0118) and is hosting a meeting this Saturday.
The city of Sacramento is in the process of hiring a new police chief. You can provide your input via a community survey being administered right now by the city.