GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say they plan no criminal charges against two North Carolina police officers who quit their jobs after footage taken of their arrest of a black man sitting on his mother’s front porch captured public attention.
Guilford County’s Chief Assistant District Attorney Howard Neumann said Monday prosecutors have decided the Greenboro police officers committed no crimes.
Greensboro’s city council viewed police body camera footage depicting Dejuan Yourse’s arrest by officers dispatched to investigate a possible break-in. The council then released the video to the public.
Yourse for several minutes answers Officer Travis Cole’s questions with a respectful, “Yes, sir.” But their interchange heats up, and eventually Cole wrestles Yourse to the floor of the porch, punches him and handcuffs him.
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