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VIDEO: Prince George’s County officer hits suspect 8 times in head after being spat on

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ABC7, April 2024

7News obtained a disturbing video of a Prince George’s County police officer and his use of force. Some of the footage is hard to watch and until now, the public has never viewed the video.

Police officers have a very tough job and it’s a dangerous one. We do know if force is used in some arrests. The exclusive video 7News obtained is from 2020 and showed a very intoxicated suspect spit at Prince George’s County police officer Steven Tucker Jr. while he was driving his patrol car. Tucker reacted by punching the suspect a total of eight times.

Is it the proper use of force? Decide for yourself. But, Prince George’s County Police Department called Tucker’s use of force justifiable. Campaign Zero, an advocacy group that pushes to end law enforcement agency violence and hold police accountable has a different take.

Read more at ABC7.

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