• Video raises questions about whether police chief used excessive force

    By: Trish Williford


    YORK COUNTY - New video is raising questions about whether York’s police chief used excessive force on a suspect lying on the ground.

    Eyewitness News obtained this video from our partner the Rock Hill Herald.

    The police dashcam video taken April 4 shows several York police officers pull over Jacob Bailey, who was suspected of stealing a car.

    Police officers, with their guns drawn, pulled Bailey out of the car and placed him on the ground.

    What's being called into question is whether Police Chief Andy Robinson used excessive force once that suspect was on the ground.

    Robinson is now at the center of a State Law Enforcement Division Investigation into the possibility of the use of force following the incident.
    Eyewitness News received a statement from York city leaders saying they were notified about the incident and plan to investigate.

    York residents weighed in on the controversial video Sunday.

    “It’s hard to even say what excessive force is,” says York County resident Joe Concato.

    “Allegations alone should just be enough to warrant a full and complete investigation,” says Michael Long, also a resident.

    Robinson has been on the force for three years and is still on the job.

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