The city of Greensboro had to publicly apologize to a man after two of its officers roughed up a resident sitting on his porch.
|Dejuan Yourse was roughed up for no reason.|
Dejuan Yourse was arrested for assaulting a police officer. The charges were dropped when the video determined that the situation didn't merit the use of force. Now the officer now identified as Travis Cole was censored and stripped of his badge. He resigned in September.
The city condemned the two. They had no business doing what they did. The provoked the situation.
The arresting partner C.N. Jackson quickly resigned before the city could fire her out the cannon.
As seen in body camera footage from both officers, combined below, Yourse explains that he's waiting for his mom, who has lived in the neighborhood for 10 years, and visits her house every day.
Yourse is seen on the video attempting to phone his mom so she can speak to the officers. He gives the officers his ID, which lists the address as his residence, and he suggests the officers ask a neighbor to verify that he lives there.
The exchange escalates when Cole places his hands on Yourse's chest to stop him from walking away. After Yourse sits back down, Cole snatches Yourse’s phone from his hand while Yourse is talking to someone, asking the person to come to his house because “the police is over here and they harassing me.”
|Greensboro Police violently shoved Dejuan Yourse.|
The cops charged Yourse with resisting arrest and assault on government officials. The charges were dropped
The city want its prosecutor to charge Cole with felonious assault. The prosecutor said it won't stand.
Now there's calls for the prosecutor to be fired out the cannon for this.
The need for accountability doesn't stop at the body cameras. It has to stop when those who use force without reason to charged with a crime.