CLARK COUNTY — Chasity Sowers said she hates child abuse and so while on Facebook, she scrolled right past a photo of a male with his knee on the neck of a young boy. The child appeared to be crying. Someone else, who couldn’t be seen in the camera shot, had the little boy’s arms pinned behind him as he lay face down on the floor.
Sowers said she couldn't understand who would do such a thing. Her concern turned to upset when her daughter told her the child in the photo was her 2-year-old grandson.
“That little boy didn’t deserve none of that,” she told News Center 7′s Monica Castro on Wednesday night.
Sowers said the boy is with his dad, who took him to a hospital Tuesday to get checked out.
The boy is in good spirits, his grandmother said.
As for the male in the photo, who Sowers has learned is the new boyfriend of her son’s former girlfriend, she said: “I hope they all get what they deserve.”
Clark County Sheriff’s deputies have identified the man in the photo as 20-year-old Isaiah Jackson, who on Wednesday night remained in the Clark County Jail on a probation violation.
The county prosecutor’s office is reviewing the case involving the photo, which resembles the action taken by Minneapolis police officers in the Memorial Day arrest of George Floyd. Floyd was face down in the street when one of the officers pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. Floyd died during the arrest.
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