A horrific footage shows two police officers heavily beating a man who’s helplessly lying on the ground, and then doing a chest bump in celebration of the whole act. These two officers didn’t know they were caught on the surveillance camera of the parking garage where the incident took place. After the video had been released in public, the officers got fired from the service.
The man on the footage is Nicholas Blume, who was stopped just for a traffic violation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Police officers John Doyle and Robert Woolever took him to the parking garage of the Barcelona hotel where they threw him to the ground while Woolever kept kicking him in the head over a dozen times. Blume was pinned to the ground and unable to defend himself while the kicking continued. After the cops finished with the beating, they did a bizarre thing – congratulating each other on the job and doing a celebratory chest bump.
Mugshots of Blume that were taken at the police station show cuts and bruises on his head as a proof of his injuries.
In an attempt to explain his actions, Doyle said that he suspected Blume had a gun on him and that he had to be restrained. That didn’t keep him or Woolever from getting fired shortly after the video was released.