AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a patrol car video showing a white Austin, Texas, police officer violently throwing a black woman to the ground during a traffic stop (all times local):
A black woman violently thrown to the ground by a white Austin, Texas, police officer during a traffic stop for speeding says she is grateful the city’s police chief has apologized.
Breaion King said Friday she feels the U.S. must come together after newly released patrol car video of her 2015 arrest again raised nationwide tension over police treatment of black people.
Another white officer told King while driving her to jail that black people have “violent tendencies.” That officer went on to tell the elementary school teacher that whites are justifiably afraid because of black violence.
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says he is “disgusted” by the comments and has put both officers on desk duty pending an internal investigation.
Prosecutors have also opened a criminal investigation against the officer who threw King to the ground.
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