DOJ Now Investigating The Police

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( – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that they will be monitoring the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) following the beating of Le’Keian Woods, 24, who is black.

The decision was made after Harry Daniels, the civil rights lawyer and attorney for Woods, filed a petition earlier this month with the DOJ. In the letter sent to Kristen Clarke, the Assistant Attorney, Daniels argued that Woods had been attacked by the JSO’s Gang Unit members following their pulling over a vehicle for a seat belt violation.

Woods had been the passenger in the vehicle. As his lawyer has pointed out, the attack against him was completely “unwarranted,” and he had been viciously hit repeatedly. The attack left Woods with several injuries, as he was punched in the face and kneed in the head multiple times. The attorney further claimed that the officers had “violently slammed” Woods’ head into the ground. He pointed out that at the time of that attack, Wood was already bleeding from being beaten initially.

A video from the incident has also been posted on social media and has since gone viral. The video corroborates the story told by the attorney. In the video, it is also clear that both officers in plain clothes and those in the JSO Gang Unit had been involved in the beating.

Following the beating, Woods was admitted to the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital for his injuries. He added that Wood was left with his eyes swollen shut and that he had a ruptured kidney and a closed head injury.

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