An Army sergeant and instructor in South Carolina was charged Wednesday with third-degree assault after a video captured him shoving a young Black man and saying he was “in the wrong neighborhood,” authorities said.
In the video, posted Monday night on Facebook, a young Black man stands on a residential sidewalk near a man identified by officials as Pentland. The confrontation unfolded outside Pentland’s home, officials say.
Pentland has said he feared for his and his wife’s safety, and the young man is accused of earlier assaults.
“Call the police!” replies the young man, whom authorities declined to identify…
On April 8, one incident report says, the man allegedly put his arm around a woman’s waist, put his hand down the right side of her shorts and then put his arm back around her waist as her pants were partly down. On April 10, another report alleges the man repeatedly picked up a baby without permission and tried to walk away.