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Actor beaten in Colombia

Insecure star Kendrick Sampson has gone public with police brutality allegations after he was attacked by cops in Cartagena, Colombia.

His encounter with the local officials was caught on video and now the actor has posted the footage on his social media, explaining what went down.

"Cartagena is AMAZING but this is the 6th time I was stopped in 5 days," he writes. "It happens to Black Colombians often. I'm told stopping is policy but what is NOT is they reached down my underwear aggressively, slap my arms 5 times hard, punch me in my jaw and pull his gun on me (sic).

"He then cuffed me and dragged me through the streets. I did not resist any legal procedure. Thank u for posting @nataliareyesg & for helping me through this. And to the person who recorded this."

Kendrick was also a victim of police brutality during a Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles earlier this year.

The actor was left bleeding with "skin coming off" his leg after being hit with rubber bullets seven times at a rally in May.

Sampson and actor pal How to Get Away with Murder star Matt McGorry were among those caught in the crossfire of police officers' rubber bullets, and he was also struck with a baton - all of which left him with cuts and bruises all over his body.

Recalling the incident during an interview with U.S. TV show Extra, Sampson said: "I was shot seven times with rubber bullets... I'm glad I didn't get hit in my head, but they hit me with the club right here (points to his chin). I have a chest wound... Anywhere it hits you, like, skin comes off and bruising happens, and so anywhere it hits you, there is a lot of skin comes off, lots of blood. I don't want to show you my leg, but, you know, there was a lot of blood and hanging skin and stuff."

At the time he said he believes he was "singled out" when officers recognized him. Kendrick also revealed his friend was left with two fractured bones in his head as a result of the bullets.

"I have some trauma that I am working through...," he added. "I'm pretty exhausted, but I feel strong and I feel like, you know, I'm ready to make sure that I get out there, and get back out there, and make sure that we continue this movement to defund police and hold all these officers accountable."



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