Two cops charged in vicious arrest of Arkansas man Randal Worcester




  • In US
  • 2023-01-25 03:07:00Z
  • By NY Daily News

Two police officers caught on camera beating an Arkansas man were charged Tuesday in federal court.

Zack King, 27, and Levi White, 32, were slapped with federal civil rights offenses for using excessive force, the Justice Department announced in a press release.

King and White were seen on video punching, kicking, kneeing and slapping 27-year-old Randal Worcester during an arrest in northwest Arkansas in August 2022.

A third officer, Thell Riddle, was seen in the video holding Worcester down, but Riddle was not charged Tuesday.

King and White were members of the Crawford County Sheriff's Department until they were fired in October. Riddle, of the Mulberry Police Department, was still on administrative leave as of December.

On Aug. 21, 2022, authorities received a call about Worcester allegedly threatening a gas station store clerk in Mulberry, about halfway between Tulsa, Okla., and Little Rock.

Crawford County Sheriff Jimmy Damante initially claimed that Worcester had "turned violent" toward the officers during the arrest. However, Damante later fired both men.

The video, which went viral on TikTok and Twitter, shows White repeatedly punching Worcester in the head while King targets his lower body.

Worcester later filed a federal civil lawsuit against the officers and Crawford County officials, saying the attack left him with permanent injuries.

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