Video: Cop Repeatedly Smashes Student With Baton For ‘Refusing To Comply’ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Video: Cop Repeatedly Smashes Student With Baton For ‘Refusing To Comply’

Athens-Clarke County police fired officer Jonathan Fraser, and arrested him, after body cam footage revealed he used excessive force for no good reason against 19-year-old University of Georgia student Michael Roquet.

The body cam footage shows that Roquet was drunk, but posed no threat to Fraser, nor did he resist arrest.

Fraser had claimed in his report that Roquet “struck [him] with his left elbow in [his] chest,” and then “hit [him] again with his elbow.] The cop claimed that he responded by “striking [the man with a baton] in the leg and upper body” and then handcuffed him.

The video shows, however, that Fraser struck the student nine times, including once in the head and twice in the back while he was on the ground.

The officer omitted the fact that he had hit Roquet in the head, then when investigators confronted him on it, Fraser “denied striking [him] in the head with the baton” and tried to “mislead investigators” regarding the incident.

Striking anyone in the head with a baton is considered to be potentially deadly force, and the officer also failed to notify any medical personnel that he had hit the suspect in the head – a violation of Athens-Clarke County police policy.

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