Fort Worth officer in viral arrest video suspended for 10 days

The white Fort Worth police officer seen in a viral video wrestling to the ground and arresting a black woman who called police to report a neighbor choking her son has been suspended for 10 days for neglect of duty, police said on Monday. Officer William Martin accepted the punishment and was sorry for what happened, Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald told a news conference, saying the department was conducting a thorough investigation. The Facebook Live video seen more than 2.5 million times in the few days after the incident in late December ignited nationwide rage, with many saying the reason for the arrest was racial bias.

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