HENRY COUNTY, Ga. – A former NFL player says he was injured when Georgia arrested him after allegedly threatening a person, saying he threw a cup of coffee on his car, reports CBS affiliate WMAZ. The officer involved in the incident was assigned to the administrative task, the Henry County Police Department said Friday night.
An observer recorded about a minute of capture on video. The video shows Desmond Marrow being rammed to the ground before being nailed in the throat with an officer's hand.
You hear a spectator saying, "That's unbelievable."
The video was posted on Facebook Thursday and apparently an arrest in December 201
WMAZ reports that according to NFL.com Marrow is a defense back from the University of Toledo and not one of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012 retired player was. He never made it out of preseason, and it was his last time for any NFL team.
In the video, which has no date stamp, Marrow seems to be handcuffed.
"I do not even turn back," Marrow shouts before an officer raises his right leg and throws her to the ground.
Soon after, an officer kneels near Marrow's head and grabs him by the throat. At one point Marrow hears say "I can not breathe."
Mark seems to go limp, but there is no confirmation that he is in or out of consciousness.
On his Facebook page, Marrow says officers claimed he had a gun in his pocket, but he says it was just a cellphone. He also wrote that the police "nibbled my teeth, slapped my head and knocked me out until I was unconscious, and suffered from a shoulder strain and a concussion."
"It hit me mentally and influenced my life. I can not even describe it humanly," Marrow wrote in the post. "This is not a cry for sympathy, I just have to know … my reputation is for JUSTICE."
WMAZ asked him to receive more comments, but he declined to speak Thursday night. However, he wrote in the post office that "I fully cooperated with the officials with ZERO resistance, I thought I would die, I was sure I died or died."
There is no video showing what led to the arrests and no video showing what happened after that.
But according to an edited police report dated December 2, 2017, prior to the arrest, Mark drove on Jonesboro Road across I-75 as someone in another car threw a cup of coffee at his car. At that moment, Marrow started chasing the car to a nearby mall.
A policeman saw Marrow drive aggressively and followed the car.
After the police report, when the officer arrived there, Marrow and "several others" were in the parking lot. The officer asked if anyone had thrown any punches and they said no. Police say Marrow is upset and using obscenities. And according to the report, "a witness came to the area and said he heard that Mark told another party in the dispute that he would shoot her."
Officers asked Marrow if he had a gun and he said no. They patted him and did not find a weapon, but for alleged threats against the lives of others, the officers told Marrow that they wanted to arrest him. At this point, officers said Marrow refused to cooperate, and the fight between him and the officers began.
Officers were finally able to arrest Mark, accusing him of terrorist threats, reckless driving, and aggressive driving] The Henry County Police Department did not immediately cite the CBS News Crimesider appeal to comment on the case back. You should post more information on Friday afternoon.
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