CARROLLTON, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Police in Carrollton arrived at a fast food stop to check on a trespass complaint. Minutes later they wound up on the ground in a takedown of a former employee.
The entire episode should not have happened, says Amor Ellison, who says he showed up at his former workplace to pick up his final check.
When Ellison learned that he would have to wait on a manager to bring his check, he says, he waited outside in the parking lot.
But the Carrollton chief Joel Richards said at least one current employee was uncomfortable and called 911.
Three officers attempted to interview the man. After first hesitating, he provided his license and answered questions.
But Ellison says his patience ran out… and one officer ordered him to keep responding or be taken to jail.
A family attorney Harry Daniels says that instruction was improper and illegal.
The video shows an officer strike Ellison and place him under arrest. He was charged with obstruction and spent a few hours in jail.
The chief says an internal investigation is underway and he will not take long to come up with a resolution.
For now, no action has been taken again the three officers.