Neigh­bor­hood leader says of­fi­cers roughed him up

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

An elected D.C. neigh­bor­hood leader says po­lice of­fi­cers roughed him up as he spoke to res­i­dents.

WRC-TV re­ported that Ad­vi­sory Neigh­bor­hood Com­mis­sioner Ken­dall Sim­mons says he plans to file a com­plaint be­cause he doesn’t know why he was de­tained.

Po­lice say they’re in­ves­ti­gat­ing. Mr. Sim­mons said of­fi­cers con­fronted him Fri­day, ask­ing if he had any weapons. Mr. Sim­mons said he told them he didn’t and when he tried to walk away an of­fi­cer “grabbed and slammed me to my head.”

Video shows of­fi­cers tak­ing a man to the ground as by­standers call out that he’s the neigh­bor­hood com­mis­sioner.

In a re­port, po­lice say when of­fi­cers asked Mr. Sim­mons to put his hands up, he kept them in his pock­ets. Mr. Sim­mons said he suf­fered a mi­nor con­cus­sion. Po­lice didn’t file charges.

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