Posted on October 20, 2020

Bystanders Mock and Livestream Brutal Beating of Police Officer

Cassandra Fairbanks, Gateway Pundit, October 19, 2020

Bystanders in North Carolina mocked and livestreamed the brutal beating of a Rowland police officer on Saturday.

The attack was so severe that the officer had to be airlifted to the hospital for his injuries.

A large portion of the 11 minute attack was broadcast on Facebook Live. During the vicious beating, Rowland Police Office Michael Sales, 27, can be heard asking the bystanders for help, but they mocked him and refused.


“Police scared as hell,” he laughed a moment later. “He said, ‘help me, y’all!’ That man asked me to help him, and he’s the goddamned police.”

The officer’s gun and other equipment were lost during the attack, but have since been recovered.


Jamel Alphonso Rogers has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intentions to kill while inflicting serious injuries, kidnapping and two counts of resisting a public officer.