Former University of Memphis and Grizzlies basketball star Antonio Burks was arrested on Saturday outside of The O Supper Club for an outstanding warrant in 2008.
Burks claimed that he was unaware of a warrant against him because he’d come in contact with several police officers over the past 2 years that said nothing about it.
The arrest warrant was issued for a suspended license because of unpaid tickets and child support.
Antonio spoke out on his experience with his arresting officer today. Burks stated that he was asked to move by a police officer named “O’brien” and when he did NOT move fast enough, the officer grabbed the back of his shirt and rushed him to the car. Keep in mind that Burks was shot earlier in the year in his leg and could not move as fast.
“I been shot, I can’t move that fast. So he put the handcuffs behind me, told me to get over there and sit down. I told him I can’t sit that low with handcuffs on me, so he was like just shut the f up.” “He was trying to get me in the car. He was punching me where I got shot and everything. He punched me about 4 or 5 times where I got shot at. I was like sir, you hitting me where I got shot at.” said Burks.
This is definitely possible with today’s police officers. They are too rough and I think it was a good thing for Antonio to speak out on his police brutality experience.