WASHINGTON — An elected neighborhood leader in Washington says police officers roughed him up as he spoke to residents.

WRC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2r1tNKa ) that Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Kendall Simmons says he plans to file a complaint because he doesn’t know why he was detained. Police say they’re investigating.

Simmons says officers confronted him Friday, asking if he had any weapons. Simmons says he told them he didn’t and when he tried to walk away an officer “grabbed and slammed me to my head.” Video shows officers taking a man to the ground as bystanders call out that he’s the neighborhood commissioner.

In a report, police say when officers asked Simmons to put his hands up, he kept them in his pockets.

Simmons says he suffered a minor concussion. Police didn’t file charges.


Information from: WRC-TV, http://nbcwashington.com

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