Philadelphia Cops Beat, Kick and Tase Man for Riding Bike Wrong Way Down One-Way Street

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On April 3rd at approximately 7:30 p.m., 22-year-old Tyree Carroll was riding his bike on Locust Avenue in Germantown near his home where he lives with his grandmother, Nancy Carroll.

The video was recorded by a citizen who saw an officer from the Philadelphia Police Department assaulting him. The video reveals several cops beating, kicking and tasing Carroll after he had been stopped for riding his bicycle the wrong way down a one-way street.

Tyree Carroll was initially charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, resisting arrest and several drug charges stemming from a small amount of crack cocaine allegedly found on him.

At his preliminary hearing on June 30th, all of the charges were maintained except for one of the assault charges, which was reduced to a second-degree felony. The bail was decreased from $15,000 to $5,000, but he was still ineligible to be released on bail due to a probation violation on a previous case.

Tyree’s next court appearance will be his arraignment hearing scheduled for July 21st.

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