Daily News

Video of German policeman with knee on man’s head prompts probe

0
video-of-german-policeman-with-knee-on-man’s-head-prompts-probe

Video of German policeman with knee on man’s head prompts probe

Video of German policeman with knee on man’s head prompts probe
Picture of German policeman with knee on man’s head

Footage of a German policeman pressing his knee on the head of a young man lying on the ground during an arrest has prompted an official investigation, local police announced on Sunday after the video sparked condemnation on social media.

A video of the arrest, which took place in central Dusseldorf, was rapidly shared online due to its similarity to the arrest of George Floyd in the U.S., whose death sparked worldwide protests after he was filmed suffocating under the knee of a policeman.

Police said the young man arrested in the German video was not gravely harmed and that the incident took place in the old town of Dusseldorf on Saturday evening at around 7:30 pm.

READ ALSO: Alleged serial killer escapes from police custody in Oyo

Dusseldorf police and the regional Interior Ministry said on Sunday evening that an investigation will be led by the Duisburg police headquarters.

Police had previously been called to a nearby restaurant because of an unruly group of people.

On the fringes of this incident, a young person who was not directly involved had apparently interrupted the police, officials said.

When asked for ID, he assaulted the officers, police said, after which he was taken to a police station for identification and then handed over to his legal guardians.

“We take this video very seriously,” a spokesman for the North Rhine-Westphalian Interior Ministry said, adding that officials would follow up in the event of police misconduct.

DPA

Vanguard News Nigeria

The post Video of German policeman with knee on man’s head prompts probe appeared first on Vanguard News.

Ondo 2020: Deputy Governor Ajayi picks Mimiko’s ally as running mate

Previous article

Africa: Stories of Homecoming – the Young People Returning to the Continent

Next article

You may also like

Comments

Leave a Reply

More in Daily News