Louisville police reviewing man’s arrest after video spreads

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Louisville Metro Police officials have launched an investigation into how two officers handled an arrest of a black man after cellphone footage of the incident spread on social media.

News outlets report a video shows two officers shouting for passenger Montez Williams to exit his vehicle Saturday afternoon. Police say the car was pulled over for traffic violations and smelled of marijuana.

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In footage filmed by the driver, officers pull Williams to the ground as he insists he isn’t resisting. At one point, an officer takes out a stun gun and threatens to use it.

The department said Wednesday that “reasonable physical force” is sometimes necessary. The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/2dROCr1 ) reports body camera footage shows Williams refusing to give his birthdate.

Police haven’t released the identities or races of the officers.

 

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