Trial begins for fired Memphis cop who brutally beat Duanna Johnson

This video recorded during the intake of transgender woman Duanna Johnson clearly shows one officers restraining Ms.Johnson while former Memphis Police Officer Bridges McRae struck Ms. Johnson repeatedly with all his might. It was later revealed that McRae rapped his fist with metal to intensify the damage of the blows.

McRea's lawyer contends that his client was fighting for his life after being attacked by Ms. Johnson and used justifiable force in restraining Ms. Johnson.

Ms. Johnson was found shot to death shortly after being released from detention. That crime remains unsolved.

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