Unarmed black man says he was brutally beaten by police in Florida


Devon Walker beat by police in Pensacola, Florida

A Pensacola, Florida man’s his story spread across the internet after he says he was brutally beaten by police while unarmed. On July 26, two Escambia County Sheriff officers reportedly brutally assaulted Devon Walker as his wife looked on in horror.

Officers report that Walker had been in a scuffle with associates in a trailer park over a cellphone and suffered the beating during the altercation. Walker tells a different story however and has accused authorities of leaving him bloodied and battered after they slammed him to the ground and stomped on his face.

In an interview with Jeremy Morrison of RicksBlog, Walker paints the scene in a completely different way from authorities.

“I definitely got beat up,” Walker told Outzen. “The police beat me up. It was not the guys in the trailer.”

According to the incident report seen hereauthorities reported to Creighton Road Trailer Park and found “two white males lying on the floor with blood on them and also a black male laying on the floor with blood on him—all inside the trailer.” The men have since been identified as Dustin Allen Burns, Ryan Scott McGuire and Devon Walker.

Devon and Tiffany Walker on their wedding day

According to Tiffany, that is not how the scene played out.

“The sheriff’s department beat my husband up,” said Walker about the July night her husband was injured.

Tiffany says she and husband were leaving the trailer when an argument over a cellphone erupted. Dustin Allen Burns was reportedly apologizing for the incident while Ryan Scott McGuire was hurling racial slurs and saying he’d call the authorities.

“He told’em, ‘this is the guy, this is the N-word that robbed me,’” said Tiffany describing the scene.

Police then reportedly told Burns and McGuire to “go into the house and relax” and then proceeded to savagely beat Walker.

“The officer grabbed one of my arms and threw me to the ground,” said Devon Walker. “And then another one stepped on my face.”

The Escambia County Sheriff’s department reports that there is no video surveillance from the incident.

“There appears to be a problem with the hard drive as an event could not be created. Deputy Saltarelli’s vehicle is not equipped with a video camera, so there is no video documentation of this incident.”

Walker’s story is currently circulating on Twitter and Facebook under the hashtag #JusticeForDevonWalker.

Check out a few more disturbing photos of the injuries Walker says he suffered at the hands of authorities. -danielle canada


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