Several arrested protesting video of officer stomping on man

Protesters were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct

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Booking photo of Ricardo Perez, one of the suspects arrested in the incident, shows him suffering from facial injuries. Hartford Police photo

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Several people have been arrested while protesting a video that appears to show a Connecticut police sergeant stomping on the head of a handcuffed man.

Black Lives Matters activists organized the protest at Hartford City Hall on Monday. Organizers say eight protesters were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct while marching to the mayor’s home.

A police spokesman did not immediately return calls.

Police cruiser camera video released Oct. 5 shows the aftermath of a car chase in June. Two Hispanic men were arrested. Officials say Sgt. Sean Spell, who is white, is seen stomping on one of them.

Activists are protesting Spell’s actions and a delay in releasing the video.

Spell retired in August. His attorney says the video didn’t capture all that was going on at the scene.


Hartford Police release video of officer stomping on suspect


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