Cops mistakenly rough up Black man with baby: Video

Police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, mistakenly take down a Black man holding his baby in an Applebee’s restaurant on July 20, 2023, in a search for suspects believed to be hiding in a bathroom. (Screenshots from FOX6 News Milwaukee)

Police have launched an internal investigation into the actions of officers seen in a video taking down a Black man holding his baby at an Applebee’s restaurant in Kenosha, Wisconsin, mistakenly thinking he was among a group of hit-and-run suspects believed to be hiding in the bathroom.

The cellphone video taken by employees of an Applebee’s restaurant in Kenosha on July 20 shows officers taking the man down and commotion erupting in the restaurant as someone shouts, “Somebody grab the baby!”

Police were led to the restaurant in a search for suspects in a hit-and-run crash, described as a Black male and female — wearing a red shirt, a scarf, and a bun on her head — with a baby running toward a Kohl’s or a Menards, a criminal complaint obtained by Law&Crime said. Applebee’s staff called police dispatch, saying a group matching that description had come into the restaurant and appeared nervous, the document said.

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