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Cop Chokes Black Man In Prom Attire At Waffle House

Cop Chokes Black Man In Prom Attire At Waffle House

A video posted to social media shows teenager Anthony Wall in his prom attire being choked by a police officer and slammed to the ground at a Waffle House parking lot in Warsaw, N.C.

Now, in the aftermath of the latest incident, Bernice King is calling for people to boycott Waffle House until the company commits to a more in-depth discussion on racism.

In the video, Wall can be heard telling the officer, "Get your hands off of me!"

Although Wall says that he takes full responsibility for actions inside of the restaurant with Waffle House employees, he called the officer's actions outside of the restaurant unjustified. Any additional information regarding what happened, including any pending charges, Southerland explained, will be released following an investigation into the incident.

King also called attention to a lesser-known incident involving a black woman at an Alabama Waffle House.

Southerland told the News & Observer that the department and District Attorney Ernie Lee are investigating the incident.

Anthony Wall took his little sister to the prom on Saturday, no doubt expecting the outing to be a pleasant memory for them both.

He added that an officer can use physical force on a subject if the person is not complying.

"We're once again outraged by a video showing police officers using excessive force on an unarmed, non-violent African-American Waffle House customer", the organization's Legal Defense Fund president and director-counsel Sherrilyn Ifill said in a statement.

Viral video of the incident, shared by Wall, shows an unidentified police officer grabbing the young man by the throat, choking him, and slamming him up against the facade of the Waffle House. Her complaint for having to pay 50 cents for eating utensils prompted them to call police officers, and officers pinned her down on the floor, pulling her top down, which exposed her breast as officers arrested her. Wall was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, according to reports.

The incident comes after Chikesia Clemons, 25, controversial arrest. "This officer did what he had to do", Connors said.

"They didn't even ask her to leave, she was waiting for them to give her the district manager's card so she could file a complaint on one of the waitresses", Clemons-Howard said.

But Moore, of the Duplin County NAACP, said that regardless of what happened initially with Wall, the sight of a white officer aggressively taking down an unarmed black man remains hard to watch - especially when several such instances have ended in death.