County police looking into officer-involved altercation caught on video

Feb. 2—The Glynn County Police Department is investigating an incident caught on video and shared on social media in which an officer is seen throwing a man to the ground at a Glynn County intersection.

The video shared on Facebook at around 4 p.m. Thursday is nearly a minute long and shows a Glynn County Police officer holding a man's shirt by the collar at arm's length from him at the corner of Altama Avenue and Altama Connector. The two appear to be speaking to each other when the man reaches up with his right arm and puts his hand on the officer's wrist before putting the same hand in the air, looking to his right, and motioning as if to call someone over to him.


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