WATCH: Body-cam video shows North Carolina cop restraining black man as his partner beats him for jaywalking
Johnnie Jermaine Rush Asheville Police Department

In video obtained by the Citizen Times, a North Carolina black man is seen being held by a police officer while his partner beats him for jaywalking at night.


In the video Officer Chris Hickman is shown beating Johnnie Jermaine Rush with punches to the head while Rush was being restrained, and then Rush was Tasered twice when he fell to the ground.

The report notes that the incident occurred in August of 2017, and has been under investigation for months, with Hickman resigning in January according to the Asheville Police Chief Police Chief Tammy Hooper.

According to the police report, Rush was stopped after crossing the street multiple times before being told that he is going to be written up for jaywalking.

"It doesn't matter to me, man. Do what you have got to do, besides keep harassing me." Rush is seen telling the officers before cussing them for harassing him.

Told by Hickman to put his hands behind his back, Rush then ran with Hickman in pursuit, with the officer overheard saying, "You know what's funny, is you're going to get f**ked up hardcore." After being tackled , Hickman began beating Rush after his partner arrived.

Rush was initially charged with assault on a government official, resisting arrest, obstructing an officer, trespass and traffic offenses -- with all charges dropped by Buncombe County District Attorney's Office on Sept. 18.

Watch the video below via the Citizen Times: