The GBI has agreed to join the investigation into a DeKalb County police officer who was seen beating a woman with a baton during an arrest June 4.
“The request was made following a meeting with DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond, who stressed the importance of a factual, independent investigation based on the new video evidence and other pertinent information,” DeKalb police Chief James Conroy said.
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Katie McCrary, 38, was charged with obstruction and released from jail after medical officials at Grady Memorial Hospital cleared her, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.
After the police department learned of a 1-minute, 39-second video shot by a bystander, they reopened the investigation of Officer P.J. Larscheid, who has been placed on restricted duty.
McCrary’s husband, Antoine McCrary, said he believes this is a case of police brutality and he is calling for justice.
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