A day after a jury convicted a Brooklyn Park, Minn., man in the attack of a police officer, authorities released video of the assault that was used in the investigation and trial.
On Wednesday, 25-year-old Lance Carr was convicted of first-degree assault after a jury deliberated for about two hours, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
About 12:20 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, Brooklyn Park police officer Sean Hyman responded to a noise complaint involving a vehicle near some townhomes.
Hyman spoke with Carr and then learned there was a felony arrest warrant for him when he check his name.
As Hyman started to arrest Carr, Carr quickly turned and attacked him.
The squad car camera recorded Carr punching and elbowing Hyman. He’s also seen putting the officer in a chokehold.
Prosecutors say Carr also attempted to grab Hyman’s gun, which went off during the struggle.
Other officers arrived and used a Taser to arrest Carr. Hyman collapsed and had to be taken away by paramedics.
Carr is scheduled to be sentenced in June. Prosecutors plan to ask for the 10 year mandatory minimum sentence for assault of an officer with deadly force.