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Louisiana cop arrested after he’s filmed kicking handcuffed suspect

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A police officer in Gretna, Louisiana was fired and arrested after he was caught on camera kicking a burglary suspect who was handcuffed and prone, the New Orleans Time-Picayune reported.

The footage shows 47-year-old Robert Wallow attacking 21-year-old Carlos Gustavo Pineda after arresting him on April 22. Officials said Wallow punched Pineda three times in the head and neck before handcuffing him, at which point he kicked him three times in the head and side.

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Wallow had been with the department for 18 months prior to the incident. Since neither Pineda nor his attorney reported any use of excessive force on his part, the incident did not come to light, said Police Chief Arthur Lawson, until Wallow was the subject of an “internal inquiry” regarding another case.

“It all had been documented,” Lawson said. “It just did not move as quickly as it should have.”

Wallow was placed on administrative leave on Aug. 26 and fired a day later. Three days later, the department opened a criminal investigation into Wallow’s actions. He was subsequently charged with simple battery and malfeasance in office.

“This is not one of the brightest days of the Gretna Police Department,” said Lawson.

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Watch the footage, as posted by the Times-Picayune, below.


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