DOVER, Del. — Police in Delaware have released dashcam video showing a white police officer kicking a black suspect in the face as he puts his hands on the ground. The officer was charged this week with assault.
Dover police released the August 2013 video Thursday after a federal judge ruled it was no longer considered confidential. The ruling came in a lawsuit filed on behalf of 30-year-old Lateef Dickerson by the American Civil Liberties Union.
The video shows Dover Cpl. Thomas Webster IV kicking Dickerson, who is on his hands and knees in response to commands to get on the ground.
Police say Dickerson was knocked unconscious and suffered a broken jaw. Webster is on unpaid leave after he was indicted for second-degree assault.
A previous grand jury declined to indict Webster.
Online: Police video http://bit.ly/1F8DzQp