Alabama officer on leave after video shows her using stun gun on man who is handcuffed

An Alabama police officer is on leave after a video posted on social media showed her cursing at and using a stun gun on a man who was handcuffed and crying.

The video begins with a handcuffed man lying in the street as an officer with the Reform Police Department tells him to stand up. The officer then walks the man over to a car, the video shows.

“Stay still,” the officer says as she pushes him against the hood of the car and holds her stun gun to his back.

“I ain’t doing s—, bro,” the man responds. “I got a gun right there.”

As the officer removes the gun from the man’s pants, she laughs and says, “Oh yeah!”

“What you saying ‘Oh, yeah’ for?” the man asks.

The officer responds by using her stun gun on the man, the video shows. “Shut the f— up,” she says.

An officer with the Reform Police Department in Alabama is on administrative leave after she was caught on camera using a stun gun on a handcuffed man
An officer with the Reform, Ala., Police Department is on administrative leave after she was caught on camera using a stun gun on a handcuffed man.Shikeem Washington

The man starts crying. “OK, OK, OK,” he repeats. “Oh, my God.”

“You want it again?” the officer asks as the man continues to cry. “Shut the f— up. You was big and bad, shut your b—- a– up.”

The video then ends. It’s unclear what happened before or after the 45-second clip posted to Facebook, and the Reform Police Department has shared very little information about the incident on Saturday.

In a brief statement, Reform Police Chief Richard Black and Mayor Melody Davis said that they were aware of the video and that the police department is “in the process of turning over all materials related to this arrest to the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation.”

“In accordance with City Policy, the officer involved has been placed on administrative leave while the investigation is conducted,” the statement said.

Further questions were directed to the State Bureau of Investigation.

NBC affiliate WVTM of Birmingham identified the man as Micah Washington, 24, of Tuscaloosa. His girlfriend, Jalexis Rice, said the officer pulled up as Washington and two other people were changing a tire on their car.

Rice said the video made her upset.

“When I seen it, I couldn’t do nothing but cry,” she told the station. “I couldn’t do nothing but cry.”

Online jail records show that Washington was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing governmental operations, possession of marijuana, drug trafficking and being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm. He is being held at the Pickens County jail on a $505,000 bond, according to jail records.

On Monday night, Washington’s loved ones and members of the community gathered near City Hall to protest the arrest and demand accountability, according to WVTM.

Black and Davis said they have requested a thorough investigation.