Investigation Launched After Sarasota Police Officer Kneels on Man’s Neck During Arrest

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Sarasota police officer under investigation after kneeling on man’s neck during arrest

Video captures police officer in Florida kneeling on a black man’s neck during an arrest

A Sarasota police officer is at the center of an internal investigation after a video posted on social media showed him kneeling on a suspect’s neck.

The video, which the Sarasota Police Department said it was tagged by other users on social media after the incident happened on May 18, showed two Sarasota police officers working to place 27-year-old Patrick Carroll in custody with the third police officer watching the arrest. One of the police officers had his knee on the neck.

“As I’m yelling and asking why I’m being detained, he’s putting his knee on my neck,” said Carroll.

Sarasota police were called to the area about a domestic issue.

Carroll says he suffers from asthma and scoliosis and was having trouble breathing.

“While he’s saying I’m resisting I’m just moving around so I can have circulation in my body and my throat,” said Carroll. Source

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