The judge in the Georgia case where a man was arrested by a police officer for being unarmed is facing questions over his actions.
The Associated Press obtained audio from the incident, which took place at a motel in the town of Troupville, Ga.
In the recording, the officer asks the man to get out of his vehicle, and as the man is walking out, the arresting officer yells, “Hey, don’t go around in a vehicle.
You’re being detained.”
The officer, identified by the AP as Ronald L. Wilson, can be heard saying, “I just don’t understand how you didn’t comply with that,” the AP reported.
The officer’s comments were recorded in the court record and the audio is not immediately available to the public.
The man is handcuffed and the officer holds his gun, which is then pointed at the man.
The man is heard saying “I’m not going to do nothing,” and the man appears to struggle, but he is eventually released.
The police department later confirmed Wilson was acting under a false police arrest warrant and that he was not acting in self-defense.
The arrest comes less than a month after a white police officer in Florida shot and killed Walter Scott, an unarmed African American man who was walking home from a convenience store in downtown Orlando.
Wilson was not charged in that case.
A federal judge last month ordered Wilson’s arrest and the investigation into his actions to be reopened.
Wilson is accused of using the false arrest in Troupburg.
He was charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment and resisting arrest, and he faces up to five years in prison if convicted.
The state Attorney General’s Office says Wilson has a right to a trial.