The people of Warsaw, North Carolina may be calling for another Mayor soon.
Warsaw Mayor A. J. Connors released a video statement regarding the May 4 incident at Waffle House where an officer is seen on video chocking and slamming 22-year-old Anthony Wall.
Wall was at Waffle House after taking his 16-year-old sister to prom. Officials say Wall reportedly got into an argument with a Waffle House employee to the point that police were called. According to a Facebook post, Wall felt like a waiter had an attitude with him and his friends because the table they were trying to sit at needed to be clean. Eyewitnesses say the waiter still tried to take Wall’s order but he wouldn’t stop arguing with the waiter, which called for the manager to approach and get aggressive with Wall.
A police officer arrived and then choked and slammed Wall to the ground. The officer has now been identified as Officer Frank Moss. It’s not clear why Officer Moss used such aggressive force against the 22-year-old, but I guess it’s better than the officer pulling out his gun and killing Wall.
Watch Video Below:
Wall said that he was “trying to scream for air and trying to breathe because he was holding my throat and that’s when I got aggressive with him because you are choking me.” According to Wall, his back was injured and he had a cut on his arm.
In a video statement from Warsaw’s Mayor A. J. Connor, he claimed that Wall became “disruptive and he brought on the issue which was called for an arrest.” Connor said that Wall was “irate and threatening employees.”
In the watered down video by the Mayor, he never acknowledges that Wall was ‘choked’, only that “more physical contact” and that Wall was thrown to the ground. Connor’s said that his
In Connor’s final words he said: “We must understand that this young man had broken the law. He was there, he started a “fight” and an officer’s job is to make an arrest if they see fit or there’s a reason to. This officer did what he had to do to make sure.”
Mayor Connor’s also added that the incident was not a “racially motivated issue, just a young man who had broken the law and a law enforcement officer arrested him.”
Watch Video Of Mayor A.J. Connors Statement Below:
Black families in Warsaw say Moss has terrorized and brutalized them for years.
Mayor Connors has an agenda to stand behind Officers who abuse their power, and he refuses to allow the black people in Warsaw to cost him his job.