Georgia man sues police officers for excessive force in mistaken identity arrest

A Georgia man is suing police officers who he says used excessive force to restrain him when he was wrongly arrested in a case of mistaken identity.

Video Transcript

[MUSIC PLAYING]

- Right now. My sister in Florida. You have a cell phone, call her.

- Call who?

- Call my sister in Florida. Don't do this. What are you doing? Oh my God.

- Put your hands behind your back.

- What are you doing?

- Put your hands behind your back like you're told. Put your hands--

- What are you doing? Oh God. Oh, please.

- Put your hands--

- I wasn't doing anything. Oh, I'm going to die. You broke my wrist. Oh my God.

- Stop.

- You broke my wrist.

- Oh my God.

- Yeah, he might be broke.

- Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God.

- Relax. Put it up here.

- Yeah, there you go.

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- I thought this was the one with the warrant.

- No, that's why I was trying to-- No, because it's two different people. That's why I was trying to figure out if I had missed something. Don't move your arm, OK? Don't move your arm. Why didn't you tell me something. I thought he was one with the warrant.

- No, I thought I had. Then someone told me--

- What's your first name?

- I need to get a new one. I'm sorry.

- I got it. Don't worry about it.

- I'm sorry.

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