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WATCH: APD Chief Hooper calls officer's actions in bodycam video bad from start to finish

Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper discusses on camera for the first time the bodycam video that shows an officer punching a man in the head and tasing him while he's on the ground. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper discusses on camera for the first time the bodycam video that shows an officer punching a man in the head and tasing him while he's on the ground.

"The whole thing is bad, right? When I watched the video, I had the same reaction as probably you did when you watched it," Hooper said. "It's just a terrible, egregious case. The whole reason around the stop to begin with was just a bad thing from start to finish."

In light of the video, Hooper ordered a review of all bodycam video captured by former officer Chris Hickman's camera during his other encounters with the public.

The video footage revealed four other instances where Hickman displayed discourteous and rude conduct, although no complaints had been filed related to those instances, city manager Gary Jackson wrote in a letter to Asheville City Council.

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