‘Pain compliance’: Video shows trooper pummeling Black man

August 25, 2021 ☼ policeblmbrutality

Source: AP - Link

Graphic body camera video kept secret for more than two years shows a Louisiana State Police trooper pummeling a Black motorist 18 times with a flashlight — an attack the trooper defended as “pain compliance.”

“I’m not resisting! I’m not resisting!” Aaron Larry Bowman can be heard screaming between blows on the footage obtained by The Associated Press. The May 2019 beating following a traffic stop left him with a broken jaw, three broken ribs, a broken wrist and a gash to his head that required six staples to close.

Police brutality against black men is well-documented.

Police likely need more resources and training to root out these people. We ask a lot of them, just as we do teachers.