MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman on Beale Street grabbed her cellphone and captured a violent struggle between a man and Memphis Police Officers in 2011.
At one point, Officer Chris Brown punched the man, then pulled his metal flashlight and hit him in the head.
He finished the job with a can of pepper spray.
Fast forward to last week, the same officer got into a fight with his wife.
His relatives intervened and brought him to their home in Crawfordsville, Arkansas, but deputies said it didn’t help.
He reportedly started throwing furniture and cursing, even pushing and hitting his brother-in-law in the face.
Deborah Clubb, director of the Memphis Area Woman’s Council, said police and military personnel are trained to be physical, and at home it can boil over.
“We want these people to protect us as trained to do, but when they’re at home and there’s an emotional trigger they have to be able to take a step back,” she said.
It wasn’t just Brown.
Officer Samuel Hearn was also involved in this battle caught on camera.
He too was also arrested a few years later on domestic violence charges.