Update from Metro Transit Police:
“Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik has asked the U.S. Attorney’s Office to independently review the evidence in the U Street use-of-force arrest.”
Ally’Sansa Criner Brown writes:
“EVERYONE in DC needs to see. Yes this happens here in DC too Skip to about 40 seconds if you don’t have the time”
Its Black Joy Sunday & we still demanding @councilofdc have @wmata & @DCPoliceDept stop criminalizing & brutally beating Black children & people @charlesallen @CM_McDuffie @RobertWhite_DC @trayonwhite the kids were innocent yet handcuffed & made to look like a criminal @ACLU_DC pic.twitter.com/nogAGNITvF
— BlackLivesMatter DC (@DMVBlackLives) June 23, 2019
I’ve just seen this video & the actions of the officer involved escalated the interaction into a dangerous confrontation – could have led to greater injury & damages public trust. I’ve reached out to Metro Transit Police Chief to get details on their investigation & next steps.
— Charles Allen (@charlesallen) June 23, 2019
This video is incredibly disturbing. An immediate investigation should commence to determine whether the officers’ use of force was appropriate.
This only further erodes public confidence in policing and unnecessarily places the public and officers at increased risks of injury.
— Kenyan McDuffie (@kenyanmcduffie) June 24, 2019
The violent and dangerous escalation here by @wmata Transit Police is terrifying. It put lives unnecessarily in danger and it breeds anger and distrust that move us further away from public safety. I have contacted the Chief of WMATA Transit Police.
— Robert C. White, Jr. (@RobertWhite_DC) June 23, 2019