Cellphone video captured the moment a law enforcement officer fell face-first on a Kenosha, Wisconsin, street, after being hit in the head with a brick sunday night amid violent outrage over a police-involved shooting of a black man hours earlier.
The clip shows the chaotic scene on a residential street: At least two fires and scuffles on front lawns as a crowd surrounds a few officers.
Officers then appear to respond to a crashing sound and move down the street in front of a police cruiser when a thud is heard and one officer falls face-first on the street.
Onlookers at first react in shock as fellow officers attend to the injured officer: “He just got bricked! He just got bricked!” one observer exclaims.
But when the mob begins to realize that the victim is a law enforcement officer, one person begins to applaud — and then loud cheering and hooting and hollering are heard.
“Yeah!” one person yells after officers drag the injured cop to the sidewalk.
“That’s the police!” another person cries out in apparent glee.