Police were captured on video rough-housing and manhandling a disabled veteran in the process of an arrest for refusing to wear a face mask.
The video shows an aggressive confrontation between a man who identifies himself as a disabled veteran and combined police and store security.
The man, identified as Eric Braden, appears to be resisting peacefully, and trying to leave, when the store security brought police in and both sets of officers attacked the man.
A female voice, presumably the voice of the person holding the recording device, keeps shouting at them, swearing at those who are restraining the man.
"Get off of him, you're hurting him."
"Hey, you're choking him. Get the f**k off him, motherf**ker".
"Move out the way! Get out the way!" one of the police officers shouts.
"Don't tell me to f**kn move!" she yells back, and continues, "Leave him alone! You're hurting him! You're hurting him! G*dd*amn pr**ks!"
That's when the man being forcibly arrested interjects, saying that he is a "disabled veteran of the United States Army." At this point he is face down and in a double arm-bar, and the officers are trying to handcuff him.
Ironically, the US National Anthem comes on and a voice in the background starts screaming along with it. The video ends with the final cadence of the anthem, and the man handcuffed, now sitting up on the floor.
Apparently the only offense the man committed was to be in the store without a mask.
The video was originally posted by News2Share and was recorded on Dec. 22 at the North Star Mall in San Antonio, Texas. This was part of a protest against mask mandates.
Braden was charged with "criminal trespass."
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