Video Shows Pennsylvania Police Officer Kneeling On Black Man's Neck During Arrest - Black Enterprise

Video Shows Pennsylvania Police Officer Kneeling On Black Man’s Neck During Arrest

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Another incidence of a police officer kneeling on a Black man’s neck has been reported.

A video shows an Allentown, Pennsylvania, police officer kneeling on a man’s neck, which is eerily similar to the way former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck back in May, according to Lehigh Valley Live.

The video clip was recorded early Saturday evening at approximately 6:45 PM right outside of St. Luke’s Sacred Heart Hospital on the 400 block of West Chew Street. Black Lives Matter to Lehigh Valley posted the video to its Facebook page after the incident.

“Just last week, the Allentown Police Department praised themselves for releasing their use of force policy.

“No sooner than a week after the APD released this policy, a police officer was viewed applying the same use of force, knee to the neck, procedure that killed George Floyd.

“At approximately 6:45 this evening, there was a situation in front of St Lukes Hospital, Sacred Heart campus.


“What good is a use of force policy if Allentown lives will still be disregarded?!

“It is clear and evident that black and brown lives DO NOT matter to the city of Allentown!”

State Representative Peter Schweyer posted a statement on his Twitter account about the incident.

Another State Representative Mike Schlossberg also reacted.

The Allentown Police Department has released a statement discussing the issue.