Two police cops chased a Black man in a red hoodie across a street in Kinston, N.C., on Monday, April 12th; after the man fell to the sidewalk, one officer pummeled him repeatedly with his fists.
The two have been suspended pending an investigation after the video of the incident went viral. Kinston Police Chief Tim Dilday on Tuesday identified the officers involved as McKinley Jones and Kevin Page.
The beaten man has been identified as 36-year-old David Lee Bruton Jr.
The video, which was shot and uploaded to Facebook by the bystander, sparked an outcry among local advocates and politicians.