by Ben Keller
The Austin Police Department, a department with a history of using excessive force, shot bean bag rounds at 20-year-old Devon Smith after he surrendered to a SWAT team with his hands up Friday night.
Police claim Smith had a knife and posed a danger to officers. But the video tells a different story.
In the video, Smith is seen walking out of the house with his hands up. The video clearly shows his hands empty as he holds them in the air. A few seconds pass, Smith continues holding his hands in the air and bean bag shots are fired. Smith can then be seen rolling around in pain as the officers then come over and stomp on him.
The crowd responds by saying, “that’s bullshit.”
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