Video appears to show deputy putting suspect in chokehold
July 21, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — A TikTok video shows what appears to be a Burke County sheriff's deputy putting a suspect in a chokehold before the suspect loses consciousness.
— A TikTok video shows what appears to be a Burke County sheriff’s deputy putting a suspect in a chokehold before the suspect loses consciousness. The sheriff’s office is investigating the incident. [ALSO READ: Video shows teen passing out in chokehold during school fight]At one point in the video, the suspect’s knees buckle and he appears to go limp.
The deputy begins to lower the suspect to the ground before the first video ends. Channel 9′s DaShawn Brown showed the video to Lee Ratliff, founder of a private security service and use of force consultant. “When it comes to use the force, you’ve got to look at the level of resistance or how the person is being combative against the officer or the people they are there to protect versus the level of force the officer would be authorized to use,” Ratliff said. “As I look at this, I’m not seeing him be combative to the officer, toward the officers.
Authorities said the deputy is on leave with pay until the investigation is finished. Statement from Burke County Sheriff’s Office:“The sheriff is aware of two videos and is currently conducting an internal investigation.