After Rashad Butler got out of school, he went off to buy some chips and prepare for the big party that night!
Thank God I'm done with ROTC for the day!
Jerry's Corner Store
He stopped by the neighborhood corner store and got ready to stock up on snacks
A lady inside dropped a bag of chips, and Rashad was mistaken for a thief by a police officer after getting knocked over onto the ground.
Rashad tried to explain his innocence to the police officer, but was instead yelled at and forced outside.
Stop resisting and comply!
I was just picking up my bag! I had the money to pay for it! I didn't steal anything!!
Stop resisting! Get down!
Stop punching me and hurting me so badly! I did nothing wrong but you didn't let me explain...
Rashad was pinned on the ground by the officer and was eventually arrested. The cop used an excessive amount of force and relentlessly beat Rashad.
Rashad was taken to the hospital to be treated for broken ribs and a broken nose. He rested here for weeks while this event stirred up conflict regarding police brutality and racism against black people in his community.