Gov. Beshear responds to arrest in Louisville, video circulating

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ/WHAS) – Governor Andy Beshear has responded to an arrest in Louisville that happened on Sunday and the video that’s sparking controversy on social media.

During his COVID-19 briefing Monday, Gov. Beshear was asked about the incident where a police officer was seen on video repeatedly punching a protester in the head while the man was face down on the ground during a protest.

“Certainly the pictures of the individual and his bruising are concerning,” said Beshear.

“This is something that each time, if there is a level of violence, we need to look at it, we need to analyze it. If it’s wrong, we need to admit it and we need to learn from it,” said Gov. Beshear. “And I hope that we are moving through that process in a real and transparent way.”

According to ABC affiliate WHAS, the protester, Denorver Garrett was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrested and was released Monday. Louisville Police Chief Erika Shields says the incident is under investigation.

Chief Shields also released a statement Sunday night saying the incident “raises serious questions and is not consistent with LMPD training.”

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP/WHAS) – A police officer in Louisville was seen on video repeatedly punching a protester in the head while the man was face down on the ground during a protest.

Several Louisville Metro police officers were seen in a Facebook video of 29-year-old Denorver “Dee” Garrett being arrested Sunday afternoon. In the video, an officer attempting to handcuff Garrett tells him to stop moving several times. Officers then force Garrett to the ground. The initial officer is seen punching him multiple times.

Garrett was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Police Chief Erika Shields says the incident is under investigation.

RAW video of the incident has been shared by ABC affiliate WHAS, HERE.

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