Protesters rally in downtown Greensboro over police video
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – A group of protesters took to the streets of downtown Greensboro on Monday afternoon after Greensboro leaders released “disturbing” police body camera video.
Protesters blocked the streets at East Market and North Elm streets, chanting “No justice, no peace, no racist police.” The protesters left about 3:30 p.m.
Body camera video released Monday by city leaders shows a former Greensboro police officer using excessive force.
After releasing the video, city council members voted 8-0 in favor of a resolution calling for the permanent suspension of former Greensboro officer Travis Cole's law enforcement certification.
The video shows Cole displaying "wrongful conduct" during an incident on June 17.
When city leaders released the video during a press conference Monday, several people applauded.
The incident began with Cole and another officer responding to a possible breaking and entering call. When they arrived at the house, Dejuan Yourse was sitting on the porch.
Body cameras on both Cole and his partner captured what happened next, now described by police as Cole using excessive force on Yourse, who wasn't injured.
An investigation was conducted on Cole and Greensboro City Manager Jim Westmoreland says there could be criminal charges.