New Jersey Cops Kick Burning Car Crash Victim in Head
New Jersey police officers are facing termination after being filmed kicking an innocent car crash victim who was on fire after fleeing the burning wreckage. Police say they mistook him for a suspect they were pursuing.
The footage, obtained by Univision and filmed by a bystander on Tonnelle Avenue Sunday night, shows officers allegedly kicking the man in the stomach and head before roughly dragging him away from the nearby burning vehicle.
It seems the officers mistook the 28-year-old crash victim – who got caught up in a disastrous police chase which ended in a two-car collision – for Leo Pinkston, 48, who has been charged with aggravated assault and eluding arrest.
The officers say they were stomping on the man to help put out the flames, according to a statement from the Jersey City Police Officers Benevolent Association, a union representing the officers.
Check out the video below: