The Maryland police officer who recorded ex-NBA baller Delonte West during his arrest has been suspended.
A video of a man brutally assaulting Delonte in the middle of an Oxon Hill street began circulating online over the weekend. The caption on the heartbreaking video read, “From NBA to this … Delonte West.”
The 36-year-old former NBA star has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and has struggled with his mental health for years.
When an officer arrived, he handcuffed Delonte, who was shirtless in freezing temperatures and videotaped him as he ranted incoherently.
Now, the Maryland police department wants to know why and how that video went public.
Watch the news report below.
The officer’s name has not been released.
Hopefully, someone will step up and try to help Delonte get the help he most certainly needs.
911 is a joke!