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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:59 AM

'They almost killed him': Attorney demands criminal charges in police beating of Black Georgia man [View all]

Source: USA Today

ATLANTA An attorney for Roderick Walker, a 26-year-old Black man who was repeatedly punched by a Georgia sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop just south of Atlanta, is demanding that authorities file criminal charges against the officers involved and conduct an independent investigation.

The Friday incident in Clayton County, Georgia, went viral after it was recorded on camera by Walker's girlfriend, Juanita Davis.

Shean Williams, the family's attorney, said deputies committed a "blatant assault" on Walker, who suffered bruises all over his face and body and a swollen left eye.

Video of the incident shows two white sheriff's deputies pinning Walker to the ground and one punching him in the head at least three times. Williams likened the use of force to the death of George Floyd in May after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes. The killing has inspired anti-racism protests across the nation in support of law enforcement reform and support for Black Americans.

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