Details surrounding the below encounter with Tuscaloosa PD are sure to start leaking, but at this point, we have basically zero context.
What is apparent, however, is that the man seen being tased and beaten after getting ripped out of an apartment doesn’t appear to be resisting arrest. At all. According to the tweet, the police arrived due to a noise complaint. Again, though, we have no way of confirming the validity of this claim.
Is this legal? This happened in Tuscaloosa over a noise complaint. Make this go viral pic.twitter.com/sb7UG34sPa
— Kellen Kling (@kelloggskling) November 9, 2015
At one point in the video, you can see the victim holding his hands up in an “I’m not fucking resisting” gesture as he is being tased. Soon after, the baton comes out (could be a flashlight – hard to tell) and he is taking a beating as the glow of the taser is still seen flickering.
A second video has emerged, as well, allegedly showing the beginning of the incident from inside the apartment.
This is a second video taken from inside of the apartment. pic.twitter.com/ClsmSmIZeK
— Pete Pajor (@petepajor) November 9, 2015
We’ll update the story as details emerge.
UPDATE: Two more videos emerge.
The first video shows the extended version of the sequence of events leading up to the arrests. The second is from the perspective of the female in the video. She is recording as she’s slammed to the ground and cuffed.
UPDATE 2: Victim identified as Brandon Williford, a Sigma Chi at the University of Alabama.
Williford was charged with harassment, obstruction, and resisting arrest.
Did this Bama Sigma Chi deserve to get tased & beat by policemen? WATCH HERE >> https://t.co/1OLUx2WcI3
— TFM Polls (@TFMPolls) November 9, 2015