October 19, 2020

Police Officer Filmed Pushing Bicycle Over Protester’s Head, Investigation Launched

An investigation has been launched after video emerged showing a Seattle police officer rolling his bicycle over a protester’s head.

In the footage, taken during protests in Seattle early on Thursday morning, an officer is seen pushing his bicycle’s front and rear tires over a person lying in the street.

The same officer then appeared to push away another person using his bike.
Police quickly formed a line as officers swarmed around the protester.

The man who filmed the incident, Joey Wieser, tweeted that police were “out of control.”

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It was unclear whether the person was staging a protest by lying on the ground or was on the floor due to an injury. Their identity and condition are not known.

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The officer, whose identity has not been disclosed, has been placed on leave.

The Seattle Police Department (SPD) has referred the incident,

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