SARASOTA, Fla. — A video that surfaced Monday shows a Sarasota policeman kneeling on a man’s back and neck while he was arrested in May. It prompted Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino, who 48 hours earlier condemned the tactic, to put the officer on administrative leave.
The Sarasota Police Department issued a statement Monday saying it was tagged in a social media post showing “a portion of a video” of an arrest of Patrick Carroll, a black 27-year-old Sarasota man who was later charged with felony possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.
He was also charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest and domestic violence.
DiPino put the male officer, who has not yet been identified, on leave after viewing the videos.