Officer puts hand on man's throat at Waffle House

Officer puts hand on man's throat at Waffle House

The daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King calling for the boycott of a Waffle House after a video went viral showing a North Carolina police officer choking and slamming a black man to the ground outside one of the restaurant chain's eateries.

Warsaw Police Chief Eric Southerland told The News & Observer that his department and the district attorney's office were investigating, and more information will be released.

Anthony Wall, 22, told ABC 11 he had just finished taking his 16-year-old sister to prom and stopped into Waffle House for a bite to eat.

At one point, Wall cried out, "Get your hands off of me!" and "Get your supervisor out here!" as the officer grabbed him by his neck before slamming him to the pavement. He was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. In a post on Facebook, friends of Clemons said she was arrested after an argument with a Waffle House waitress over refusal to provide free plastic tableware.

Although Wall says that he takes full responsibility for actions inside of the restaurant with Waffle House employees, he called the officer's actions outside of the restaurant unjustified.

Waffle House CEO Walt Ehmer spoke today to the man who was put in a chokehold outside a Warsaw Waffle House after prom.

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Another black person has been attacked by the police in a Waffle House.

Authorities are investigating the incident in North Carolina after footage posted online was viewed hundreds of thousands of times. [Moss'] hands should have never been around my neck like that if my hands were in the air.

In the Pinson, Ala. incident, Warner said an employee at the restaurant "panicked" because only two people were working, and a large group had just left: "She got behind, panicked and locked the door".

It is not clear why the officer used such aggressive force on the 22-year-old. Initial reports say the customer became agitated, and the police were called. "And once again the police responded with violence". The company is "insensitive to people of color and it needs to be addressed immediately", he argues, and also tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that people should engage in some form of "economic disruption" to send Waffle House a message.

"Ms. Clemons was violated by police", King wrote. In video footage, police can be seen choking her as well, and her shirt rips off in the fight.

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