January 19, 2015 10:00 pm -

You can hear onlookers yelling “Why are you punching him?” and “You’re punching him for no reason.” Officer Tyrone Pugh didn’t seem to care.

According to The State, the video…was shot outside the Columbia Soundstage, a concert venue, and shows Officer Pugh kneeling on an unidentified man and striking him at least five times after 2 a.m. on Sunday.

Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said that Officer Pugh has been suspended without pay during internal and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division investigations.[su_center_ad]


D.B. Hirsch
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9 responses to Cop Suspended After Video Surfaces Of Him Punching Suspect Who Was Face Down On Pavment

  1. neworleans878 January 19th, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Suspended with out pay. With out pay. Usually cops are suspended with pay. It ain’t much progress, but I guess we gotta take every little bit we can.

    • cecilia January 19th, 2015 at 11:12 pm

      I was equally amazed by that fact

    • whatthe46 January 20th, 2015 at 12:27 am

      well, duh. he had to shoot him in oder to get paid. then it would have been called “paid admin. leave.” you only get suspended if the victim survives and can tell his account.

      • rg9rts January 20th, 2015 at 1:29 am

        Or its on video

    • jstsmlbrlcnsrvtvguy January 20th, 2015 at 5:40 am

      Would a white cop have been suspended with pay? Hard to say.

  2. rg9rts January 20th, 2015 at 1:28 am

    Flunked Bubba 101….always take the phones…

  3. burqa January 20th, 2015 at 2:14 am

    I am appropriately outraged.

  4. tracey marie January 20th, 2015 at 5:36 am

    It is about damn time these thugs are not paid while being investigated

  5. Anomaly 100 January 20th, 2015 at 7:24 am

    A thug with a badge.