A Texas state police trooper was arrested on Monday after being recorded in a video slamming a man to the ground and kicking him after the trooper allegedly hit him with his vehicle.
The incident occurred during a traffic stop near the town of Spring, just south of Austin, Texas.
State Trooper Michael Kincaid was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a police officer, according to a news release from the Austin Police Department.
Kincaid is a 24-year veteran of the force.
The incident began when the trooper stopped a car that was allegedly weaving in and out of traffic.
During the stop, Kincadys passenger said the driver of the car was “drunk,” but when the officer asked why, the driver allegedly said, “Oh, I’m a trooper, I have to do what I have do.”
After the man refused to get out of the vehicle, the trooper ordered him out of it and began slamming the vehicle into the ground.
“He’s getting slammed to the floor,” Kincamid told the Austin American-Statesman, according a video obtained by the paper.
After Kincalladis actions, the man fell to the pavement and Kincas partner got on top of him and began punching him.
A police dashboard camera captured Kincay telling the man, “Get off the ground,” before kicking him and then hitting him with a car tire.
Kincawadis passenger later told investigators he was able to get off the floor before the troopers officer returned to his car.
When Kincawas partner saw that the man was not moving, he allegedly pulled his weapon out and “pushed the man against the wall, which caused the man to fall,” the Austin-American Statesman reported.
An officer was able quickly pull Kincain off the man.
Kontcaid later told police he believed the man had been drinking and that he wanted to talk with the officer.
He was later taken to jail and charged for resisting arrest and resisting arrest with injury.
Kontcany told the police that he “had been drinking heavily” and “had not had any problems with the law.”