Jacksonville Man Arrested For Walking While Black

JACKSONVILLE, FL —  A Florida man is suing the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office over a violent arrest in December 2012

Man arrested for walking while black in Jacksonville.

Man arrested for walking while black in Jacksonville.

that the officer was not able to defend in court.

First Coast News reported on Monday that Bobby Wingate was cited by an officer for “walking down the wrong side of the road” during the stop, then punched in the face. When the officer pulled out his Tazer, Wingate called 911 to protect himself.

“He said do I really want to fight him?” Wingate can be heard telling the emergency dispatcher. “I haven’t done anything wrong.”

Read the entire article in First Coast News.

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