An Indiana police officer Jon Selke is being accused of police brutality after a controversial arrest of a Black man, and much of the arrest was recorded by his girlfriend.
On social media, the victim has been identified as Purdue student Adonis Tuggle. “I NEED HELP!!!” he posted Wednesday on Instagram. “Please share this to as many ppl as possible and spread the news.”
The junior in the College of Health and Human Sciences was arrested for resisting law enforcement, according to Purdue police logs, but he says he didn’t resist.
The footage shows the officer in a scuffle – pinning Adonis on the snow-covered ground while he screams out in pain. It appears the cop is holding Tuggle down by pushing his elbow into his neck and/or face. The woman recording is yelling at the officer to stop and complains the cop is hurting her boyfriend.
“Stop! You’re hurting me,” Tuggle said on the video. “You’ve been disrespectful the whole time, bro,” he said.
The woman yells at Selke to get his arm off of Tuggle’s neck, after which, Tuggle yells, “You’re choking me.”
“Stop,” Tuggle’s girlfriend is heard screaming in the video. “Get off of him! Get off of him!”
She actually taps the officer at one point, and he tells her he’ll Taser her if she does it again. As more officers arrive, she is heard saying, “Please help. This officer won’t get off his neck. He’s has taken it too far.”
It’s unclear from the video how much pressure Selke uses.
You can watch the video below:
#WATCH: An internal investigation is underway at the Purdue University Police Department after a viral video captured an officer struggling to restrain student Adonis Tuggle. The Chief said it happened while his officer was responding to a domestic disturbance last Friday pic.twitter.com/kMkXe7n2uH
— Max Lewis (@MaxLewisTV) February 10, 2022
The video and the whole story s new but the mainstream media is already trying to create a new George Floyd situation but a screenshot from the arrest shows that the suspect is trying to reach for the officer’s gun.
Anyone tweeting justice for Adonis Tuggle clearly has no idea what happened. They just see a black man resisting arrest (which Adonis was doing) and scream injustice. You’re all racially biased. Wait for body cam footage of Mr Tuggle having a struggle and snuggle in the snow. pic.twitter.com/r4Sszz69IS
— Tommy Tucker (@TommyTucker091) February 10, 2022
Tuggle said the police were called on him and his girlfriend about 8 p.m. Friday during an argument they had near the veterinary hospital on the south side of campus. He said he and his girlfriend were driving home from the Co-Rec when they pulled over near the hospital and got out of their car, still arguing.
Police logs indicate officers arrested Tuggle at Harrison Street and Horticulture Drive.
Police were called on scene by a bystander because of a “domestic disturbance of a couple arguing during a breakup,” police spokesperson Capt. Song Kang said. Tuggle said he saw a black truck pull over and park in the area; he assumes the driver is who called police.
Selke arrived about two minutes later and tried to separate parties to figure out what was happening, Kang said.
“He didn’t follow instructions,” he said. “It was a simple resisting case.”
Purdue University police chief John Cox says an update will be made as soon as a full investigation into the officer’s use of force is complete.
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