Lubbock Police Department Reviewing Officer’s Use of Force After Video Circulates
The Lubbock Police Department said on Thursday that it has taken the initial steps to review an incident that many on social media believe shows police brutality.
The video shown above, provided by KAMC News, was recorded at around 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020. It shows 36-year-old David Allen McDannels (pictured below) being taken into custody.
The department says the officer's command staff was immediately made aware of the incident, and have reviewed the officer's report and body camera footage.
The entire review process for the use of force is expected to be completed by June 5th. Materials will then be made public.
Here is the Lubbock Police Department's full statement about the video:
The Lubbock Police Department is aware of an abbreviated video clip depicting an officer’s use of force while bringing an individual into custody at the intersection of 50th Street and West Loop 289 on the evening of June 3. The officer’s command staff was immediately made aware of the incident, and the initial steps of reviewing the use of force began, per policy. The department has completed the initial review of the officer’s report and body-worn camera associated with the incident and is in the process of redacting the arrestee’s identifying information, per our legal requirements, prior to its release. We expect this process to be completed on June 5, at which time materials will be made public.