Officer Johnathan Moreno of the Rock Hill Police Department has been charged with third-degree assault and battery in connection with his apprehension of Travis Price, police department Chief Chriss Watts revealed at a press conference on Thursday. Travis Price was at a gas station after his brother, Ricky, was stopped by police.
Travis was standing where other officers had requested him to wait as they prepared to bring him Ricky’s jewelry. Moreno can be seen on camera confronting Travis, seemingly oblivious of the directions provided to him. Travis gets pushed against a fuel tank and down to the pavement before being arrested.