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Officers 'Used Restraint' In Man's Arrest, CMPD Concludes

CMPD has nearly finished a report that concludes poilce used restraint last month when they arrested a man witnesses said police unnecessarily stomped and kicked. Last month, police pursued Malcolm Xavier Springs because they say he had shot a man while robbing a gas station. The pursuit escalated to a shooting. Police say that Springs shot police officer Brent Harrison in the lower leg. Springs was then shot in the chest. After his arrest, several witnesses told the Charlotte Observer that officers hit, kicked and stomped Springs. CMPD then asked witnesses to come forward. Deputy Chief Kerr Putney tells the Observer that an investigation shows Springs wasn't following commands and that "those officers used restraint." "The officers used a reasonable level of force, and there's no evidence (Springs) was struck while he was handcuffed," Putney said. "...Mr. Springs was not adhering to the commands that were made. He was not giving (the officers) his hands." Click here for more.