The NY Daily News also stated that the FBI is also investigating Hickman because of this assault.
Outraged residents and activists believe the police brutality was unnecessary.
“There is no excuse for what happened to Johnnie Rush. Police must protect and serve everyone, regardless of race,” the American Civil Liberties Union’s branch in North Carolina tweeted Thursday. “Instead, a Black man gets beaten, tased, and choked over jaywalking. That’s right, jaywalking.”
Watch video of the incident below: