Times: Seattle cop made threatening move against handcuffed man, video shows

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by STEVE MILETICH / The Seattle Times

NWCN.com

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 7:46 AM

A Seattle police officer under investigation for allegedly using excessive force on a man arrested at the scene of a disturbance call in August made a threatening move toward him a short time later as the man sat handcuffed in a holding cell, newly released video shows.

Officer Clayton Powell can be seen leaning forward, putting his face close to the man, cocking his arm and balling his hand into a fist before pulling back and leaving the cell.

The video, captured by an in-house camera in the South Precinct, was released Thursday under a public-disclosure request by the Seattle City Attorney's Office, which is reviewing the entire episode to determine if Powell should be criminally charged.

Read more and watch the video at The Seattle Times

Copyright: The Seattle Times

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