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Video captures Humble PD officer swing at man, knock him to ground after he called police for help

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Humble – A video widely shared on social media shows Humble Police Officer John Cox taking a swing and knocking a man to the ground after the man called 911 for help following a bar fight.

“This may be one of the worst ones I’ve seen. That’s so blatantly wrong,” said Todd Overstreet, the attorney for Christopher Hanna.

Hanna spent 19 hours in the Humble jail before being booked into the Harris County Jail with a bloody face and his head bandaged up.

His booking photo and images shared with KPRC 2 show the extent of his injuries.

“That’s just police brutality – period. End of story,” Overstreet said.

It all started at Lloyd’s Bar in Humble back on June 24. Hanna called police after an argument in the parking lot involving two other men. He admitted to firing a gun at them at least twice. He also pointed it at a woman there.

Humble police charged him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon because of those actions.

“After securing the firearm, Officer Cox moved to detain the suspect, at which point the suspect backed away from the officer and refused to turn around and put his hands behind his back. Knowing the suspect had admitted to possessing and firing a firearm earlier in the evening, once the suspect continued to attempt to put space between himself and Officer Cox, the officer took the suspect down onto a patch of grass and handcuffed him without further incident. At no time did the officer strike the suspect, and it was determined the injuries suffered by the suspect were caused solely by the altercation in which he was involved prior to Officer Cox’s arrival,” Humble Police Chief Ken Theis wrote in a statement in part to KPRC 2.

“After securing the firearm, Officer Cox moved to detain the suspect, at which point the suspect backed away from the officer and refused to turn around and put his hands behind his back. Knowing the suspect had admitted to possessing and firing a firearm earlier in the evening, once the suspect continued to attempt to put space between himself and Officer Cox, the officer took the suspect down onto a patch of grass and handcuffed him without further incident. At no time did the officer strike the suspect, and it was determined the injuries suffered by the suspect were caused solely by the altercation in which he was involved prior to Officer Cox’s arrival,” Humble Police Chief Ken Theis wrote in a statement in part to KPRC 2.

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Sourabh Verma,From Franklin Tn - Sub-editor in Asian News International(ANI) I am a detailed-driven journalist with 3+ years of experience in news writing and copy-editing, I can file quick, compelling and error-free stories as they break. I have sound knowledge of national and international issues and have covered stories across beats, including politics, parliament, legal and crime like drugs and Human Trafficking at Asian News International (ANI), where I currently work. Some of these include extensive coverage of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, several state Assembly elections, Parliament sessions, COVID-19 pandemic and other stories of national importance. A typical working day involves copy-editing dozens of drafts, managing junior sub-editors in shifts and keeping an eye on developing stories. This added responsibility followed a couple of years of filing stories based on press briefings, bytes and inputs from reporters on the ground.
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