NAACP says video evidence will expose State Police brutality

NAACP says video evidence will expose State Police brutality

TERREBONNE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - The Terrebonne Parish NAACP claims that Louisiana state troopers were caught on tape using excessive force against an inmate.

The alleged incident happened in July 2014 when troopers booked Bryant Johnson Jr. into the Terrebonne Parish Jail on charges DWI and resisting arrest.

State Police conducted an investigation, and in December found the troopers violated State Police policy. Both were suspended.

However, the NAACP says that's not enough.

"The NAACP will not rest until both of these cowards are arrested and fired," Terrebonne Chapter President Jerome Boykin said. "We will ask the U.S. Justice Department to bring civil rights violations against both of these officers."

"We are in the process of gathering evidence, which, as Mr. Jerome indicated, does include audio and video of at least part of this incident and also a filing cabinet at the Terrebonne Parish Jail which was seriously damaged when Mr. Johnson's head was slammed into the filing cabinet by one of the state troopers who had him in custody," said attorney J. Christopher Alexander.

The jailhouse video has not yet been released because it is part of the ongoing investigation.

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