Video: Black Man Choke Slammed Outside Waffle House After Prom By Cop

Updated| A viral video of a black man being choked and slammed to the ground by a North Carolina police officer outside a Waffle House has prompted an investigation.

The video posted to Facebook Tuesday is of 22-year-old Anthony Wall who said he was taking his 16-year-old sister to prom. The two went to the Warsaw, North Carolina, Waffle House afterward.

Police were called to the Waffle House after Wall got into an argument with restaurant staff, according to WTVD, a Durham, North Carolina, ABC-affiliate. He was charged with resisting arrest for the May 5.

Warsaw Police Chief Eric Southerland identified the officer as belonging to his department and said incident is under investigation in an interview with The News & Observer.

"We are aware of the video and currently working on an investigation, following up based on the video posted, doing interviews, gathering video evidence," Southerland told the paper. "It's not what you're trained to do in incidents like this but when you're dealing with someone fighting and resisting against an officer, you try to use proper tactics and go for one move, but that might not work because that person is moving or the officer is moving."

The police department and the county district attorney did not immediately respond to request for comment from Newsweek. The video only partially shows the incident and does not include events that led up to Wall being grabbed around the neck.

In an interview with WTVD, Wall said that he was attempting to raise awareness about the incident and decried the way he was treated.

"I was pretty much trying to scream for air and trying to breathe because he was holding my throat and that's when I got aggressive with him because you are choking me," he said. "Your hands should have never been around my neck like that if my hands were in the air."

Newsweek has attempted to reach out to Wall. In a statement to Newsweek, Waffle House said they were working with authorities.

"We are looking into the incident that occurred at our Warsaw, NC, restaurant to gather all the facts. Initial reports say the customer became agitated, and the police were called. In an interview with WTVD-TV in Raleigh, NC, Mr. Wall said he took things too far with our employees. We continue to cooperate with the local authorities in their investigation. We refer any questions about the arrest to the local police department," the statement read.

This story was updated to include a statement from Waffle House.

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