Happened recently in my town. 🤷🏾♀️ How this town is set up I knew they were gonna eventually either shoot a black man or tase him all while he was being arrested. I just didn’t know if it was gonna be a black NIU student or not. Dekalb Police Department for ya. pic.twitter.com/owdeLcu4UV— Harold’sChikin🐔 (@xoxomookah) August 27, 2019
DEKALB, Ill. (WLS) — An investigation has been launched after video was posted to social media showing DeKalb police appearing to choke a man, hold him on the ground and use a Taser on him during his arrest for marijuana possession.
Elonte McDowell admits he illegally possessed cannabis and should be held accountable, but he also believes the officers who arrested him should be held accountable for their use of force.
“This is what some police officers do and you have to put a stand on it,” he said.
McDowell is still shaken up, and the marks made when DeKalb police tased him are still healing. His girlfriend recorded the now-viral video showing him on the ground as police arrested him.
“He has a pulse right?” she cries in the video. “Can you guys make sure he has a pulse, ’cause look at his face.”