By now you’ve probably seen the video that went viral earlier this week of Army Sergeant Jonathan Pentland confronting a young Black man in northeast Richland County. The young woman who the filmed now famous video is explaining why she hit record.
In response to Jonathan Pentland’s arrest, some demonstrators walked from the Statehouse to the Richland County Courthouse Thursday afternoon. Demonstrators say they are calling on Solicitor Byron Gipson to, “appropriately charge” Pentland.
On Thursday, 5th Circuit Solicitor Bryon E. Gipson released a statement regarding the charges brought against Jonathan Pentland and the response his office received. Solicitor Gipson responded to those calling for additional charges against Pentland, saying many have called for Pentland to be charged with “unlawful restraint,” a charge the solicitor says does not exist.
Multiple protests held in reaction to viral video in the Summit community