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The man and his girlfriend were riding in a Lyft when Clayton County Sheriff deputies pulled the car over for a broken taillight, according to an Instagram post from a woman who claimed to be the man's cousin.
The Lyft driver reportedly did not have his ID, and the deputies then asked the passenger for his own ID. He refused because he was not the one driving, according to the post. The cops then told him to get out of the car and arrested him when he refused, the post says. The Instagram message went live Friday and says the incident happened that day.
A second video, taken from the other side of the street and posted on Instagram on Friday by user jah.vis, shows the two cops on top of the man in front of a black SUV and a police car. One officer appears to be putting his weight on the man to hold him down and the other appears to be punching him.
The Georgia Department of Public Health Vital Records Office building can be seen clearly in the background of that video, placing the incident on Phoenix Boulevard near Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta.
A woman, believed to be the man's girlfriend who was mentioned in the cousin's Instagram post, is seen screaming and begging for the cops to stop, telling them the man can't breathe.