BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The NAACP is asking that a Blytheville officer be disciplined after body camera footage of an arrest made on Easter Sunday was released.
Blytheville police approached Patrick Newbern in the parking lot of Lucky's Store on South Division Street after receiving complaints of a car playing loud music, according to sister station WREG.
Newbern told WREG that he felt he had been unjustly targeted.
Body camera footage shows Newbern trying to drive away from the parking lot as the officer was getting ready to issue him a citation.
Officers followed Newbern and forcibly removed him from the driver's side of the car.
According to a Blytheville police report, Newbern was tased twice and sprayed with a chemical agent during his arrest.
To watch the body camera footage, click here. Warning, explicit language can be heard in the video.
Newbern was charged with a violation of the city noise ordinance, fleeing by vehicle and resisting arrest.
For more on this story, visit WREG's website.