What to Know
- Internal affairs detectives are investigating footage of the arrest of Shanarly Henry, who is accused of hitting an officer with his truck
- The video shows officers surrounding the truck and appears to show an officer banging on the passenger door before another hits Henry
- The arrest report said Henry was "flailing his feet and fists around in an attempt to keep arresting officers from arresting him"
Internal affairs detectives are investigating after cell phone footage showing the confrontation between police and a man accused of hitting an officer with his truck was posted on social media.
The incident happened early Sunday morning in the 100 block of Southwest 3rd Avenue and ended in the arrest of 23-year-old Shanarly Emanuel Henry on charges including aggravated battery on an officer, resisting an officer with violence, resisting an officer without violence and failure to obey police.
According to an arrest report, Henry, who is from North Dakota, struck an officer with his truck, knocking the officer to the ground. When the officer got up and ordered Henry to stop, he replied "get the fu-- out of the way" and drove away, the report said.
Other officers responded and caught up to the truck, which was forced to stop due to heavy traffic, the report said.
The cell phone video shows officers surrounding the stopped truck and appears to show an officer banging on the passenger door before another officer hits Henry, who was in the driver's seat.
The arrest report said Henry was "flailing his feet and fists around in an attempt to keep arresting officers from arresting him." He was eventually taken into custody and brought to a hospital, where he was "uncooperative with police and acted so violent at the hospital he had to be sedated," the report said.
Henry was later booked into jail. He blew kisses at his baby as he appeared in bond court Monday, where his family said he's never been in trouble before.
"He has no criminal record whatsoever. He’s a good man, a good father and a good fiancé," said his fiancee, who didn't want to give her name. "He’s very special to me and I just have to thank God."
Henry was ordered held on $21,000 bond and told to stay in the tri-county area.
"It was sort of a misunderstanding I believe and it will be resolved and I think he made some errors, if he made some errors, then we will work on it," said his attorney, Abe Bailey.
Fort Lauderdale Police issued a statement Monday saying they are aware of the video and it is being looked into by the internal affairs office.