A sergeant in the Chicago Police Department posted bail on Friday, for charges that he repeatedly struck a handcuffed teenage arrestee in the face.
Edward Howard, Jr., 48, is allegedly appears in a surveillance video showing the attack. (Scroll down to see the video.) In the footage, 19-year-old Gregory Jeffries is restrained, and does not appear to be non-compliant in any way with the officers’ requests, prosecutors argued.
The clip “shows that (Jeffries) never acts in a physically provocative manner before the defendant strikes him each time,” Assistant State’s Attorney Lauren Freeman said, according to the Chicago Tribune.