Former Clayton County, Georgia, police officer Ryan Hall was charged with simple battery on Wednesday for an incident that was caught on a cell phone video (below) on May 2, 2014.
An unidentified person called police about a supposed burglary in broad daylight, which turned out to be Dhoruba Bin-Wahad and his family members moving into their new house in Jonesboro, Georgia, reports CBS46.
Bin-Wahad claimed to be upstairs in his new house when he saw police walking towards his home and pointing their guns.
The 69-year-old homeowner recalled walking downstairs and telling the police who he was. The cops reportedly searched Bin-Wahad and told him to sit down, which he did.
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One of Bin-Wahad's new neighbors filmed a police officer, purported to be Hall, suddenly pulling Bin-Wahad up and slamming him down on the house porch, face first.
Hall lost his job after he wrote in his police report that Bin-Wahad was uncooperative; the cell phone video shows Bin-Wahad appearing to cooperate.
Bin-Wahad's lawyer Mawuli Mel Davis suggested felony charges should be made against Hall, who was charged with a misdemeanor, notes WSB-TV.
The grand jury that indicted Hall has decided to bring up two possible felony charges to another grand jury.