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Video Of White Police Officer Choking Black Man In Prom Tux Goes Viral

The cell phone video shot in Warsaw, N.C., last week shows the officer choking and slamming the man to the ground.

The video shows a white police officer choking a young tuxedo-clad African American male, pushing him against a storefront and then slamming him to the ground outside a North Carolina Waffle House.

The 27-second clip provides no context for the confrontation, but the image of the burly officer, dressed

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