Police Officer Slams, Beats Black Man for ‘Jaywalking’: Video

“I thought I was going to be like the next Trayvon Martin,” Nandi Cain Jr. said after the incident. Meanwhile, the Justice Department calls for less police reform.

An unidentified Sacramento police officer has been put on administrative leave after a violent confrontation with a Black pedestrian. Police dash cams and a cell phone recorded the incident in which the officer accused Nandi Cain Jr. of jaywalking and began beating him after pinning him to the ground.

The incident comes at the same time U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is calling for a halt on nationwide police reform.

Cain, 24, was on his way home from work when the officer approached him and accused him of jaywalking. Cain told the officer he had looked both ways before crossing.

“Stop right now,” the officer says. “Stop right now before I take you to the ground.”

“You pulled me over for nothing,” Cain says.

The officer tells Cain to get down on the ground, to which Cain says that he doesn’t have anything on him.

“I don’t have nothing,” he repeats while removing his jacket.

The officer continues ordering Cain to get on the ground.

“If you a real man you could take your gun away and you could fight me like a real man,” Cain says.

At this point the officer shoves Cain, pins him on the ground and begins attacking him, punching him over and over.

Cain was charged with resisting arrest, but the charges were later dropped. The Sacramento police said there was “insufficient” evidence to file a complaint against Cain.

The Sacramento Bee reported that about 40 Black Lives Matter protesters gathered outside one of the police department’s facilities to protest. Cain’s girlfriend, who did not give her name, reported that Cain is “still in pain and recovering.”

An investigation into the incident is taking place.

“The actions of the involved Sacramento police officer are disturbing and do not appear to be reasonable based upon the circumstances,” the department said in a statement.

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg called the officer’s actions “extremely disturbing and not representative of the training nor the expectations we have for our Police Department.”

A spokesman for the Sacramento County police, Sgt. Bryce Heinlein, said that when Cain removed his jacket he “appeared to challenge the officer to fight.”

But Cain said he did this because the officer was telling him to drop a weapon.

“So, as a form of defense, I took off my jacket to let him know that I am unarmed,” Cain told NBC News affiliate KCRA. “I don’t have anything. This is what you see. What you see is what you get. And he got mad, and he started taking off on me.”

Cain told the news outlet he was scared for his life during the incident.

“I thought I was going to be like the next Trayvon Martin,” he said. “I thought, as soon as they got me on the ground and they start putting my arms in different positions. I felt like they were going to draw a gun out and shoot me in my back or try to break my arms off or something.”

But at the same time, Cain does not want to assume he was targeted because he is Black.

“I don’t like to go with the stereotypical,” he said. “But you know, it’s a new day, it’s a new age. But you know what, racism is still alive too. And I can’t ignore that it is. It could be that, it could be something else.”

Meanwhile, AG Sessions ordered a review of previous police reform agreements to ensure they align with the new administration’s principles, calling it “not the responsibility of the federal government to manage non-federal law enforcement agencies.”

“The misdeeds of individual bad actors should not impugn or undermine the legitimate and honorable work that law enforcement officers and agencies perform in keeping American communities safe,” Sessions’ memo reads.

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13 comments


  • These are the people Sessions want to protect. Hopefully he will not be allowed to wear a police uniform again. Maybe he can be a security guard at the Mall but again maybe not. Just fired.

    • These are the People ! Oh, you’re right. All cops are bad!
      And all blacks love watermelon! And all Muslims are terrorists.

      • These are the people who are thugs in disguise (wearing police uniforms). Videos attest to it. And its the “bad apples” that Sessions wants to protect because kicking and stomping black males for the egregious crimes of jaywalking and driving with broken taillights deserves it and has replaced the good old fashioned lynchings of Sessions’ time.

        They should be glad they didn’t get shot dead.

        After all, what’s the world coming to when a white man can’t kick some black male ass or kill a n***er?

        I’m conformforted by the fact that Sessions is old and hopefully will be dead soon.

        And it’ll be good riddance to a bad apple.

        • This entire administration is the cript keeper watching over the night of the living dead. The republicans aren’t alone. Pelosi and Schumer have a combined age of 142. Stale old thinking from people in death’s waiting room. That’s why we keep dropping bombs on folks in other lands. The ‘leadership’ doesn’t have time for intelligent relationship building here or abroad, nor will they live long enough to deal with the repercussions of their decisions. They just order up ape-like clubbing to be done by people one-third their age. It’s a disgrace.

  • Michael J. "Orange Mike" Lowrey

    Sessions does not accept that the Slavers LOST the Civil War, and that under the 14th Amendment, the civil rights of citizens ARE protected from actions by state authorities, and it darned well IS “the responsibility of the federal government to manage non-federal law enforcement agencies” when they violate those rights. He is blatantly unfit to hold the high office he occupies.

  • It is simply more of the same, just out in the open now. I am so sad for the state of our country.

  • Cain must be on CO-caine if he doesn’t see this as a racist KKKop attacKKK. No white man would have been beaten and abused for “jaywalking.” KKKalifornia’s KKKops are just as bad as KKKops in the dirty South. They are the most violent U.S. terrorist/gang of thugs on steroids. They were just as bad during O’Bama’s administration, but because he was a paid-for puppet (who could sing better than he was a president), O’Bama refused to address the ongoing assault on Blacks by white racist KKKops.

    Violence, terrorism, and genocide are part and parcel of white racist AmeriKKKan culture, it’ll get worse before it gets better. KKKops, like judges and lawyers believe that they are ABOVE the law–untouchables. If we stopped allowing KKKops to carry guns, they would be cowards and might try to be more CIVILIZED instead of acting like feral pigs trampling over others to feed at the trough of violence.

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