HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Huntsville Police Division mentioned one officer’s actions in an arrest video weren’t in coverage, and that the case has been referred to Chief Mark McMurray for disciplinary evaluation.
Friday Information 19 dug deeper into how usually instances are referred to the chief of police. A spokesperson for the division mentioned there have been 108 situations within the final 12 months the place disciplinary motion was warranted for improper conduct.
It’s been 5 days since 22-year-old Kemontae Hobbs was arrested at a Huntsville Mapco and a Huntsville police officer was seen stomping him on a social media stay stream.
His lawyer mentioned he’s nonetheless recovering.
“He’s doing nicely. He’s at house together with his mother, simply resting,” Martin Weinberg mentioned. “He’s nonetheless shook up in regards to the state of affairs each bodily and emotionally. We’re coping with a person who has schizophrenia. So, we’re simply making an attempt to get him the therapy that he wants. And that’s one thing we’re centered on. He’s obtained some medical appointments subsequent week.”
Weinberg mentioned he’s put the Metropolis of Huntsville on discover concerning his plan to file a lawsuit on behalf of Hobbs.
“We’ll maintain their toes to the hearth by way of in the event that they’re severe about change and reform,” he mentioned.
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