Chicago police have released the man who was shown on video being kicked in the head by an officer during an arrest earlier this week.
Police say 24-year-old Shaquille O’Neal was released without charged today.
O’Neal was seen on a video posted to social media earlier this week struggling with Chicago police
The video which lasts 1:28 seconds clearly shows the O’Neal struggling with the first officer as a crowd watches and yells obscenities.
As O’Neal appears to grab the officers throat, the second officer is seen kicking O’Neal who then seems to go unconscious.
CPD has relieved the officer seen in the video of his police powers.
O’Neal had been facing charges of drug possession, assault on an officer, violation of parole and disorderly conduct.
After viewing the video, police superintendent Eddie Johnson ordered an investigation and has referred the incident to the independent.
Source: WGN 9