Roderick Walker, Clayton County, Ga., A rideshare passenger who was pinned down by sheriff’s deputies in a video of the virus recorded by a friend, has been released from Fulton County Jail under surveillance.
Local Atlanta Station WSB-TV reported that Walker, 26, was given a signature bond and released Thursday (September 17).
In the incident, which took place on September 11, Walker and his friend, Juanita Davis, were traveling in a rideshare vehicle when deputies said they were stopped for a traffic violation. Davis says deputies walked to the vehicle and immediately asked Walker for his identity.
Walker asked why the passenger needed the officer because he needed it. He was asked to get out of the car and a physical confrontation broke out between him and the officers. According to WSB-TV, one of the relevant deputies has since been fired. His name has not yet been revealed, but Walker wants the case to be opened against him.
Davis picked up his cell phone and started recording what had happened. But she said in an interview with BET.com that she had to choose between trying to help Walker and protecting her children, who were with them at the time.
“I had to think only about my children. Yes, I wanted to intervene. “Do I consider going to jail to help someone I love, no I do not, but I have a five-year-old and four-month-old child who I knew I was at home with,” Davis said. It’s bad enough that their father had to go, but there’s no reason their mother should go either. I have registered and I have the evidence. ”
Walker was taken to Clayton County Jail on two counts of obstruction and two counts of robbery, but was arrested there earlier this week. He was transferred to Fulton Prison on charges of violating probation.
His lawyers said they agreed that he should undergo a neurological examination and be seen by an orthopedic specialist, adding that “he underwent several medical procedures following the severe blow he suffered”.
An investigation into the case has been sent to the Clayton Public Prosecutor’s Office.
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