Police officers don't have a problem beating people up who can't walk, harming handicap people comes easy to the police.
WASHINGTON, D.C -- A man in a wheelchair was slammed to the ground by two Metro Transit Police Officers late last week. The incident was caught on tape by a bystander who uploaded the video to the Internet.
"Get on the ground!" one of the officers yells as the officers lift him from the wheelchair and slam him face first to the ground.
The Metro Transit Police claim the man suddenly stood, then fell.
The wheelchair-bound man has been identified as a newspaper vendor named Dwight Harris. He is now seeking legal counsel.
Two officers, identified as Washington D.C. cops, were caught on camera slamming a wheelchair bound man to the ground.
At the beginning of the footage, two cops can be seen wrestling with a man riding what appears to be a motorized wheelchair, and instructing him to "get on the ground". Which is a little difficult to do if you can't walk.
Two Metro police officers involved in a confrontation with a man in a wheelchair last week have had their police powers suspended pending an investigation of the incident.
It happened May 19 outside the U Street/Cardozo Metro station on the Green line in Northwest D.C., and a bystander caught it all on tape. A video posted on Youtube shows the officers flanking the man's wheelchair before forcing him to the ground.
Metro Transit Police officials have said the man was drinking alcohol and resisted arrest after refusing to leave the area. They say the man fell out of his chair during the struggle.
The U.S. Attorney's office is investigating and the two officers involved have been reassigned to administrative duties pending the outcome.
Meanwhile, the man in the wheelchair was arrested for assault and public drinking, but the assault charge has since been dropped.