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Chicago police officer suspended for slamming man to ground during arrest

Reuters Saturday, 30 November 2019
A Chicago police officer was suspended this week after video recorded by a bystander showed him hurling a man forcefully onto the sidewalk during an arrest, in footage described by Mayor Lori Lightfoot as "highly disturbing."
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A video shared hundreds of thousands of times since Thursday afternoon shows a Chicago police officer tossing a man to the ground near 79th and Cottage Grove. Witnesses Friday described the moments right before the take-down.

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