NC cop stripped of badge after video emerges of him slamming, punching black man sitting on porch of mother


Shocking body camera footage has emerged showing a North Carolina cop violently arresting a black man for sitting on his own porch.

Officials say that the officer, Travis Cole, has been stripped of his law enforcement credentials for using excessive force.

The incident occurred in Greensboro on June 17, however the footage was made public in the wake of the police shooting of Charlotte man Keith Lamont Scott.

The man involved, Dejuan Yourse, was waiting for his mother to arrive to let him into her house when police were called to the scene of a possible break in.

'I live here': Body camera footage shows a cop roughly throwing Dejuan Yourse to the floor of the porch and punching him as Yourse waited for his mom to come home

Excessive force: The officer, Travis Cole, is seen pouncing on Yourse and violently arresting him. The cop has since been stripped of his powers 

The video shows Yourse sitting on the porch as a female officer arrives at the scene with Cole, the Kansas City Star reported.

Yourse explains that he grew up in the house, gives the officers his ID and suggests that they speak to one of the neighbors to verify that he lives there.

He also attempts to call his mother to try and get her to speak to the police.

But Cole then throws Yourse to the floor and has the female officer put him in handcuffs.

The officer is seen putting his hands on Yourse’s chest to stop him from walking away.

Cole and another officer approached Yourse¿s house after they were dispatched to investigate a possible break-in, however Yourse explained that his mother lived there 

Officials say that the officer, Travis Cole, has been stripped of his law enforcement credentials for using excessive force

Yourse keeps asking Cole why he’s punching him. When Cole yells, ‘I’m going to hit you again,’ Yourse yells back, ‘Why?’

‘You were resisitng the whole time!’ Cole is heard yelling.

Greensboro officer Travis Cole resigned in August and has been stripped of his powers‘No I wasn’t. I’m not resisting,’ Yourse is heard responding.  

Yourse is also heard screaming out for help during the arrest.

He was taken into custody and charged with resisting arrest.

However the charges were dropped in August after Cole resigned.

The second officer quit her job last week, the Huffington Post reported.

The Greensboro City Council voted unanimously last week to strip Cole of his law enforcement credentials.

‘There was nothing in that video that prompted Officer Cole to go from zero to a thousand in less than a second,’ Councilwoman Sharon Hightower told

‘Certainly police have the right to use force. I think that Officer Cole crossed the line.’

The district attorney refused the council’s request to file criminal charges against the officer, saying he wouldn’t ‘rehash the same evidence’.

At the end of the video, Yourse is placed face-down on the grass out front of the house   He was taken into custody and charged with resisting arrest, however the charges were dropped

Source: The DailyMail

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