ASHEVILLE -- A former Asheville Policeman was charged in a beating and tasering of a black man , caught on a body cam. The officer had stopped the man for jaywalking. The body cam shows two white officers doing the beating and tasering.
The Following information was posted on the Asheville Police Department Face Book :
Christopher Hickman was taken into custody earlier this evening and charged with Assault by Strangulation, Assault Inflicting Serious Injury and Communicating Threats for actions during the August 24, 2017 use of force incident.