Austin cop filmed pepper-spraying handcuffed man suspended 45 days

metro-state Katie Hall – American-Statesman Staff Tuesday, August 30, 2016


An Austin police officer filmed pepper-spraying a handcuffed man during his arrest downtown in March was suspended for 45 days on Tuesday, city officials said.

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“Officer Cameron Caldwell (pictured above on right) could also face criminal charges for the March 17 incident in which he was caught on camera by a Peaceful Streets Project activist using pepper spray on an arrested man in the back of a police van. On Tuesday, the Travis County district attorney’s office confirmed that a grand jury will review the incident.

The March 17 incident happened in downtown Austin during South by Southwest. The video, which garnered wide media attention, shows Caldwell interacting with Tyrone Wilson, who had been arrested and placed inside an Austin police van near the downtown booking area at Seventh and Neches streets.”

http://www.mystatesman.com/news/local/austin-cop-filmed-pepper-spraying-handcuffed-man-suspended-days/eqhTJ75o7phBUMxqkyg5QI/?platform=hootsuite

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