Dashcam video that shows the alleged beating of a teenager by West Virginia State Police Troopers and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Deputies has been released by the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
In the video of the Nov. 19, 2018, incident, the footage shows the high-speed pursuit, crash, and arrest of the teen. Several officers approach the smoking vehicle, and the teen is pulled out of the window of the wrecked vehicle.
Officers begin to struggle with the teen while he is on the ground. An officer punches the juvenile while he was on the ground and also can be seen punching the juvenile. The video also shows the teen being tossed through the air by the same officer.
Two state troopers and a sheriff’s deputy were fired in January. Another deputy who was fired recently got his job back.
One trooper was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on one count of deprivation of rights under color of law — the language used to describe crimes committed by police officers while on duty.
The indictment accuses Kennedy of using excessive force resulting in bodily injury.