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A cop in Matthews, North Carolina, choked a handcuffed man and the city kept the video secret for 3 years

Posted on AllSides April 13th, 2024
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Sgt. Joshua Burnett, a cop in Matthews, North Carolina, choked Aaron Butler, a handcuffed detainee, and had to be pulled off by another officer. The incident was filmed but Matthews city administrators kept the video a secret, spending significant sums of money to block its release in court. The video was finally leaked to WBTV, a local news affiliate. Joshua Burnett faced no displicine for what Matthews' town manager Becky Hawke now admits took place, but was quietly fired after WBTV started asking questions that made clear they had seen...

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