|Sacramento Police officer in the freezer after a brutal takedown of a jaywalker.|
The Sacramento Police is under fire for one its own serving a suspect knuckle style chili for jaywalking. The whole incident was caught on tape and the city is bracing for protests.
Nandi Cain, Jr. saw his life flash before his eyes. He felt that a simple jaywalking incident shouldn't merited a brutal arrest.
"I thought I was going to be the next Trayvon Martin to be honest," said Cain.
The police released the dashcam video of the confrontation, which occurred on Monday after the officer exited his vehicle and approached Cain on a residential street.
In the video, the officer ordered Cain to stop. After Cain protests, "I looked both ways," and kept on walking, the officer says, "If you do not stop right now, I will take you to the ground."
Cain tells the officer he is unarmed and removes his jacket. He said that if you're going to take him to the ground for crossing the street, he said he "take off his gun and fight like a real man."
A cellphone video captured by Naomi Montaie shows the officer then shoving Cain, slamming him to the ground and climbing on top of him, beating him repeatedly in the head.
Cain was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, disobeying a police order, and jaywalking.
The charges were dropped as soon as the video from the witness surfaced.
The officer is now in the freezer pending an investigation. This incident sparked outrage nationally and the city quickly came to out to denounce the actions.
"The actions of the involved Sacramento Police Officer are disturbing and (do) not appear to be reasonable based upon the circumstances," the police department said. "The ...actions that were observed are not indicative of the dedicated women and men who work for the department."