MONROE, La. (WGNO) — After being kept secret for more than two years, graphic body camera video was made public today. The video shows a Louisiana State Police trooper pummeling a Black motorist 18 times with a flashlight — an attack the trooper defended as “pain compliance.”
“I’m not resisting! I’m not resisting!” Aaron Larry Bowman can be heard screaming between blows on the footage obtained by The Associated Press. The May 2019 beating following a traffic stop left him with severe injuries.
With the video now available to the public, Aaron Bowman’s Attorneys released the following statement: