The statement added that the city council would be calling for an audit of the Asheville Police Department and the staff's decision-making process related to its failure in notifying council members about the incident.
It began around midnight on august 25 when officer Christopher Hickman and a police trainee stopped 33-year-old Johnnie Jermaine Rush in Asheville and accused him of jaywalking and trespassing through a parking lot, reports the Asheville Citizen-Times.
Senior Police Officer Christopher Hickman resigned from the Asheville Police Department in January.
"There is no excuse for what happened to Johnnie Rush", the ACLU of North Carolina tweeted this week.
Peterkin, who wrote the book "How To Stop For A Cop," cringed while watching body-camera footage of Johnnie Jermaine Rush's August 25 arrest.
The swear word prompts Hickman to step in and help his colleague who is confronting the suspect, only for him to begin running.
The video showed Hickman and a trainee stopped Rush for jaywalking.
The video sparked outrage in the community and citizens were questioning the police chief about why the video was withheld from the public for so long.
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Hickman resigned his post in January. Rush then runs, and Hickman is heard in the video during the chase saying "You are going to get (f*****) up hard core".
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When they stopped him again, Johnnie loses his temper at the two officers and tells them to stop harassing him for "fucking walking" home after a tiring day at work.
The FBI's investigation is expected to focus on potential civil rights violations.
Now, the Buncombe County District Attorney's Office has confirmed that Hickman will face preliminary assault charges, according to CNN.
"All I ask of the community is don't judge the rest of those [cops] out there because of Chris Hickman", Lance said. "I'm exhausted", Rush tells the officer.
Ferguson told Carolina Public Press on Friday that the firm is investigating the details of the case and a lawsuit against the city of Asheville is "in the mix" as the firm consults with its client.
Body camera film from officer Chris Hickman, who was with his learner Verino Ruggiero, demonstrates that Rush said he was worn out and advised officers to quit annoying him, before the circumstance heightened to a capture for jaywalking and trespassing on a parking area.
Agents have since interviewed Rush as part of the preliminary investigation and will decide whether to launch a full investigation.