A video has surfaced of a 25-year-old black man being choked to the ground after Illinois officers used a taser on him.
The black man named Elonte Mcdowell admitted to having illegal cannabis in his possession but he feels the officers need to held accountable for using excessive force.
The man’s girlfriend, Alyssa Retuerto, took video of the arrest and posted it to Facebook on Monday. It has since been viewed more than 17,640 times.
“He has a pulse right?” Retuerto can be heard asking in the video. “Can you guys make sure he has a pulse? ‘Cause look at his face.”
She was crying when she said the words, and McDowell wasn’t moving.
“The DeKalb Police Department is reviewing all available video footage and statements regarding the use of force in this incident,” police said in the statement.
Illinois State Police has also launched an investigation, ABC reported. The state passed a law banning excessive force four years ago.
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