Bennett claims the officer had pulled a gun on him and threatened to "blow my f*cking head off" -- but you don't see that in the footage. At the time the video begins, Bennett is already being cuffed.
Bennett said that he -- and several hundred other people -- were running from the club after hearing what they thought were gunshots. He claims cops stopped him for "being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time."
I personally can't see anything to conclude one way or another if the police were justified or if this was excessive force. Maybe it was, maybe it wasn't. More evidence needs to come out. I know that is hard for many to realize in today's world where understanding of complex situations is expected to be instantaneous to justify predetermined stances.
Bennett has hired an attorney and is considering civil rights action
The lack of evidence at this time has not stopped many from already rushing to judgement, including Colin Kaepernick
This violation that happened against my Brother Michael Bennett is disgusting and unjust. I stand with Michael and I stand with the people. pic.twitter.com/TqXFiso6lk— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 6, 2017