A criminal investigation is underway after a Sacramento police officer was caught on camera getting into an altercation with a black pedestrian on Monday.
According to the police department, Nandi Cain Jr. was reportedly unlawfully crossing the intersection of Cypress Street and Grand Avenue when he was confronted by the cop.
In disturbing footage obtained by onlooker Naomi Montaie, you can see the cop take down Cain in the middle of the street before striking him repeatedly in the head with his hand.
It’s important to note that this video does not tell the whole story, and dialogue between the two parties cannot be heard.
With that said, take a look at was Naomi captured (below):
Talking to KCRA following the scary incident, Cain said:
“I thought I was going to be like the next Trayvon Martin. I felt like they were going to draw a gun out and shoot me in my back or try to break my arms off or something. It was supposedly for jaywalking. And then, when they put me in handcuffs and they were driving off, I heard them (talk) about they were going to get me for resisting arrest. But as you can see on the video clearly, I didn’t resist at all.”
Officials say The Internal Affairs Division is investigating the incident and the officer involved was placed on paid administrative leave.
We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
[Image via Facebook.]