Berlin, August 17
German police have opened an inner investigation of a weekend incident caught on video by which two Duesseldorf cops pin a younger man to the bottom, one holding his arms behind him and the opposite holding his head along with his knee, authorities stated Monday.
In the video of the Saturday night incident, extensively shared on Twitter, a bystander will be heard saying “move your knee, brother” and “that’s not funny.”
Duesseldorf police stated in an announcement that the officers had been referred to as to a restaurant at about 7:30 pm Saturday in a central a part of the town on reviews that about 10 folks have been rioting.
The youth who was pinned was apparently not concerned within the fracas however “disrupted police measures” once they arrived on the scene, then assaulted officers once they have been making an attempt to establish him, police stated.
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After the incident, the youth, whose identify and age wasn’t given, was taken to the police station for identification after which handed over to his authorized guardians.
“The video in question is being intensively analysed and evaluated with regard to how the police intervened,” Duesseldorf police stated of their assertion.
The investigation is being performed by police in close by Duisburg “for reasons of neutrality”, police stated.
Germany has seen many Black Lives Matter protests since George Floyd was killed May 25 in Minneapolis by cops, with one officer holding his knee towards Floyd’s neck for almost eight minutes.
In the Duesseldorf case, each officers concerned are white and the youth who was pinned seems to be white as effectively and was apparently unhurt.
The North Rhine-Westphalia state Interior Ministry informed the DPA information company that the video was being taken “very seriously” and that if any wrongdoing by the police was discovered, there would “naturally be consequences”. AP