Man who filmed viral arrest is jailed on parole violation
A man who filmed a violent police arrest that went viral has been jailed on parole violation charges, public records show.
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK — A man who filmed a violent police arrest that went viral has been jailed on parole violation charges, public records show.
According to CNY Central, 21-year-old Yamil Osorio was arrested by parole officers on Monday, three days after he filmed a forceful police arrest that has sparked protests from anti-police brutality activists.
The video shows 23-year-old Shaolin Moore being dragged out from the driver's seat after police allege he refused to get out of the car. According to police reports, the cops had asked Moore to step out of the vehicle over a loud music complaint.
The report states police had previously recovered drugs and a firearm in the same area and feared Moore could be carrying a concealed weapon.
Footage shows two police officers holding Moore against the floor, while one of them strikes him in the head three times. In the report, the officer claims it was to "distract him and get his arms behind his back."
The video ends after a third officer notices Osorio recording and walks to the passenger side, demanding Osorio stop filming.
Records show Moore had previously served almost three years in state prison for third-degree burglary and was released in June of last year.
Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner said the officers in the video are still on duty despite protests calling for those involved to be suspended. Buckner added that the officers would be interviewed as part of an internal investigation.
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