Justified force or police brutality? Video shows Williams police choke handcuffed man unconscious

“WILLIAMS, AZ – A Williams man is calling for justice after he says police assaulted him during his arrest, choking him until he blacked out. The incident was caught on a camera at the Williams Police Department.

Shannon Passalacqua was arrested for threatening and intimidating someone during an argument. He admits by the time police followed up and arrested him he was drunk and in the video you see his mouth moving and he says he was swearing at police.

The video then shows the officer use his foot to widen Passalacqua’s stance, then the officer puts his hand on the suspect’s throat. Passalacqua, who was already wearing handcuffs, goes stiff and is then seen collapsing to the ground.”



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