Joshua Coney, a Black Man, Dragged by Texas Cops Along Concrete in Video

A news station in San Antonio has uncovered a video showing two Texas police officers dragging a limp, handcuffed Black man along a street.

Footage of the incident, which occurred on January 30, was obtained by KSAT 12 on Tuesday and appears to show San Antonio Police Detective David Pantoja and Officer Robert Ferguson dragging Joshua Coney by his handcuffed arms as Coney lies limp with his back on the ground.

Pantoja, a veteran detective, was suspended from duty for 20 days without pay for his role in the event. His suspension paperwork states that Coney was "unnecessarily dragged" and that he was refused medical help after asking for care.

Although the video does not have sound, investigators say Coney was screaming during the incident, according to reporting by KSAT 12.

Pantoja wrote in his incident report that the two officers were forced to drag Coney because he "made his body go limp." He claimed Coney "attempted to place both of his legs under the rear of my patrol vehicle to appear as if he had been run over by the police vehicle."

Pantoja also issued Coney a bogus misdemeanor citation for failure to produce ID when asked, even though this is not a citable offense, police records show. It was not immediately clear what Coney was being arrested for.

"Detective Pantoja did not thoroughly understand the laws and ordinances which he was charged with enforcing when he issued the citation in question," suspension paperwork for the detective showed. Pantoja has worked for the SAPD since 1996.

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A recently uncovered video shows two Texas police officers dragging a limp, handcuffed Black man along a street. Above is a stock image of a police car. iStock/Getty

Pantoja's suspension, which is already complete, commenced in July, six months after he dragged Comey. Ferguson received a six-day suspension connection with the Coney's treatment, officials confirmed.

One day after his suspension period began, Pantoja initially appealed his punishment, according to civil service commission records.

The department's collective bargaining agreement has rules stipulating that if a suspension is longer than three days, the suspended party must serve the penalty while it's under appeal, which Pantoja did. Records show that he eventually withdrew the appeal, according to KSAT 12.

Pantoja has been suspended from the SAPD two times before, for being "rude, unprofessional and unreasonable" during traffic stops, according to records obtained by the San Antonio Express-News. Both incidents, which occurred in 2015, happened during traffic stops and totaled four days of suspension.

In one incident, Pantoja allegedly accused a woman who didn't yield to an ambulance of having drugs in her car and "possibly causing the death of the person in the ambulance." In the other, he allegedly threatened to tow a citizen's trailer "out of spite" and to issue a citation with "no merit," according to records.

Newsweek reached out to the San Antonio Police Department for comment but did not hear back in time for publication.