UPDATED: Oct. 13, 2015 5:04 p.m.
WASHINGTON — A video of a young black man being detained by two white D.C. police officers is making its way around the web, along with the hashtag #justiceforJason.
The user who originally posted the video, @darealbighomiee, claims he and his friend were “harassed and assaulted because ‘someone felt uncomfortable around us’ in a bank.”
D.C. police say the initial call was for three individuals possibly trying to rob people at an ATM at 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE.
“One individual fled on foot from the police, was chased, and then taken down,” according to a statement. “The individual resisted, and was handcuffed while resisting after he refused to stop. The person making the video was interfering with police, and was also detained while the incident was investigated. Neither individual was arrested.”
A woman named Erika Totten, a local activist, organized a call to action Tuesday afternoon. WNEW Bureau Chief Kris Ankarlo is there. The group is walking to the Citibank where the incident occurred.
Kris Ankarlo (@KrisAnkarlo) October 13, 2015
**Warning: This video contains violence and profanity
Today we we're harassed and assaulted because " someone felt uncomfortable around us " in a bank . RETWEET ‼️ http://t.co/E2XZaOgJgM—
bighomie✨ (@darealbighomiee) October 13, 2015