James Barnett, a 36-year-old black Mississippi man was brutally beaten by two Mississippi police officers last week, ABC News reported on Wednesday.
“I’ve never been so afraid in my life,” Barnett wrote on his Facebook page. “I will not let this go, I don’t [want] this to happen to anyone else. There is no justice in what they did to me!! But I will get JUSTICE!! [sic]”
Barnett was driving in Jasper County when policed chased him down. The officers approached his car with guns out and loaded and forced him to the ground.
Barnett told ABC News that police drove him to South Central Regional Medical Center and continued to beat him.
Barnett was charged with five misdemeanors. Both officers have been terminated by Laurel Police Department and could face additional charges.
Laurel Police Department said in a statement: “The Officers and Administration of LPD take these types of allegations very seriously. It should be noted that the IA was initiated only hours after the incident occurred before any media attention, social media posts or even a formal complaint from the individual involved.”