Police release body cam video of Downtown Mall incident

The Charlottesville Police Department has released body camera video from an incident that occurred on the Downtown Mall on Wednesday.

This comes after a Charlottesville attorney sent a message to the police department requesting the video be released.

The incident occurred around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when someone called police for a person who was on the ground near the skeleton of the Dewberry hotel.

Someone filmed the incident and shared it on Instagram, and the attorney called for an explanation of why the responding officer appeared to assault the person.

That person, who is homeless, has been charged with public intoxication, obstruction of justice and assault of an officer.


By: ThisIsButter (44151.30)

Tags: Downtown Mall incident, police body cam

Location: Charlottesville