Videos Surface From Rough Arrest, Tasering Of Alabama Students After LSU Victory

Updated: 3:00 PM EST, November 10, 2015

Tuscaloosa, AL police conducted a rough arrest of three University of Alabama students early Sunday morning and one student was tasered.

The police action was caught on a series of brutal cell phone videos obtained and published by the student newspaper, the Crimson White.

The videos show multiple Tuscaloosa police officer grab three students from an off campus apartment and throw them onto the concrete hallway where they are arrested and one is tased.

On Tuesday, Police Chief Steve Anderson released the names of the three officers who have been placed on paid leave as an investigation is conducted into the incident.

According to, Anderson named the officers “to ensure transparency and accountability.” The officers are named James Kent, Phillip Champion and Gregory Pimm.

The three out of state UA students were charged with varying offenses ranging from  arrested on charges of obstructing governmental operations and resisting arrest to harassment.

Rise News has also obtained video of the incident from the floor above. (Video sent in from witness on scene.

The officers also curse at the students and enter the apartment numerous times after the arrest, even though it is not clear that they had cause to do so.

Read more and watch the full videos on the Crimson White website.

Cover Photo Credit: Crimson White/ Screenshot

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Rich Robinson is the CEO and publisher of Rise News. He is also a journalist and a native of Miami. Robinson graduated from the University of Alabama and can be followed on Twitter @RichRobMiami.
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