Federal court records Georgia Public Broadcasting obtained revealed that guards went inside Hobbs' cell after he kicked the cell's door repeatedly and refused deputy demands to stop.
To state the obvious, kicking a door hardly warrants a brutal beating.
Daniels called deputies’ actions “inexcusable” and the video “undeniable.” He shared this quote in a tweet of the video:
“This wasn’t some arrest that got out of hand or a judgment call made out of fear for your life. This was targeted gang violence pure and simple. It just so happens that the gang members were wearing badges and we’re calling on the District Attorney to bring charges immediately.”
Warning: This video shows footage of violence that may be triggering for viewers.
The Camden County Sheriff's Office said in a news release on Monday the video shows "a portion of an incident" at the county jail. Sheriff Jim Proctor has viewed the video and ordered an internal investigation. "If deemed necessary an additional agency will assist with the investigation," officials with the sheriff's office wrote in the release.
"Internal investigations involve reviewing of videos, questioning of witnesses, and documentation of evidence recovered which takes time, and not completed overnight. The Camden County Sheriff's Office has always been an agency that is transparent allowing the public access to all operations of each division. During the investigation, names of all people involved will be confidential until the conclusion of the inquiry."
Attorney Bakari Sellers, who was also retained to represent Hobbs, called the incident which sent shockwaves through social media communities "sickening."
"We will get Justice," Sellers wrote, also sharing the devastating video.
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