A black man in Georgia was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer.
Police in Georgia arrested 18-year-old Zachary James Black on Wednesday after a video of him assaulting an officer went viral.
Black has been charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a public servant, the Augusta Chronicle reports.
The man is accused of assaulting an Augusta Police Department officer.
Police said he was detained and questioned for hours while a warrant was issued for his arrest.
A witness, who was not identified, told police that Black “was screaming for help” after the incident, and that the officer was able to restrain Black and “get him to the ground.”
Black is scheduled to appear in Augusta Municipal Court on Wednesday.
Black is the son of James Black, a civil rights activist and pastor.
He also had a close relationship with the family of James Wilson, the slain police officer who was shot by an officer in 2015.
James Wilson’s parents, James and Tanya Wilson, had publicly criticized the police department in a statement released after the fatal shooting.
“In light of the shooting of our son and the violent confrontation that ensued, I am deeply saddened by the incident that took place last night.
This officer should never have been on the job,” they said.
“The only way to heal this is to hold accountable the person who shot and killed our son.
We call on the State Attorney to file charges against this officer.”