Officer Who Choked 22-Year-Old Black Man Outside Waffle House Under Investigation

The man had taken his younger sister to prom earlier that night.

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It seems like nothing good happens at Waffle House these days, not even on prom night. A police officer in North Carolina is under investigation after being caught on camera choking a 22-year-old black man who had just taken his sister to prom last weekend, ABC 11 News reports.

Anthony Wall headed to a local Waffle House after his younger sister's prom for a meal and got into an argument with several employees, at which point the police were called in order to remove him. When they arrived, Wall was placed in a chokehold, slammed, and eventually taken away in handcuffs. He was also charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

The video clearly shows Wall's hands in the air beside the officer started to choke him. It was posted to social media and viewed thousands of times. "I'm pretty much trying to scream for air and trying to breathe because he was holding my throat and that's when I got aggressive with him because you are choking me," Wall said about the incident.

Though he accepts his part in the events of that night, namely in his argument with Waffle House employees, he still feels like the cops used excessive force. "Your hands should have never been around my neck like that if my hands were in the air," he said. 

The District Attorney's Office and Warsaw Police Department are investigating whether or not the chokehold was legal or not.

This is far from the first time cops arriving at a Waffle House have crossed the line when black customers are involved. Last month, a woman was brutally arrested by police inside an Alabama Waffle House after she refused to pay extra for cutlery and demanded a manager.

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