A video surfaced Monday of a Sarasota police officer using his knee to hold down a black man in an arrest on May 18.
The Sarasota Police Department issued a statement Monday saying it was tagged in a social media post showing “a portion of a video” of an arrest of Patrick Carroll, a black 27-year-old Sarasota man who was later charged with felony possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.
Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino, who 48 hours earlier had condemned the tactic, put the officer on administrative leave.
“Chief DiPino was disturbed to see an officer kneeling on the head and neck of an individual in the video,” SPD said in an emailed statement. “While it appears the officer eventually moves his leg to the individual’s back, this tactic is not taught, used or advocated by our agency.”
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