Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
A Washington Township Police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after a video of a weekend traffic stop drew controversy.
The video showed Officer Eric Hart pointing a tazer at a man and a woman on the ground. Many said the officer crossed the line with the force he used on the two, along with their teenage son. The Washington Township Police Department says Hart was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday.
The incident stemmed from a traffic stop involving a modified Ohio license plate. According to a police report, Aaron Tatkowski returned home while Officer Hart's vehicle was blocking his driveway. Tatkowski ended up on the ground handcuffed, before being placed in the back seat of Hart's vehicle.
The video of the incident has already been viewed nearly 80,000 times on YouTube.
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