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Man Arrested & Punched for Sitting on His Front Porch

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The City of Greensboro has released bodycam video showing a police officer punch and arrest a man who was sitting on his front porch. Dejuan Yourse was waiting for his mother to come home at the time before he was approached by police. Officer Travice Cole and Charlotte Jackson were responding to a call of an attempted break-in. They begin a civil discussion with Dejuan, but the situation quickly escalates after Officer Cole grabs the man’s phone before hitting and tackling him to the ground.

Two police investigations were launched into the incident, one criminal and one internal. Both officers resigned mid-investigation, however Mr. Yourse’s family is calling for further repercussions. The police department has since determined that Officer Travice Cole violated the department’s use of force policy, courtesy towards the public policy, arrest policy, search and seizure policy, and general compliance to laws and regulations. The investigation into the other officer’s actions is still ongoing. The family is likely to sue for damages.

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