CLAYTON COUNTY, GA. – After videos posted to social media on Saturday showed two deputies from the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia pinning a Black man to the street, punching him, one of the deputies in question has been fired.
“The Deputy who repeatedly struck Roderick Walker is being terminated from the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office by order of Sheriff Victor Hill for excessive use of force. This is the administrative action. The criminal investigation of this matter will be turned over to the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office,” said Clayton County Sheriff’s Office.
“The Sheriff ordered a signature bond courtesy for Mr. Walker 48 hours ago. Unfortunately, Mr. Walker has a felony probation warrant out of Fulton County for Cruelty to Children, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and a Failure to Appear warrant out of Hapeville which resulted in Magistrate Court denying him a bond. Mr. Walker’s legal counsel will have to resolve these issues to secure his release.” the Sheriff’s Office Added.
The video shows Roderick Walker being punched after police pulled over the car he was riding with his girlfriend, their five-month-old child and his stepson for an alleged broken taillight.
WARNING: THE VIDEO BELOW CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE