VIDEO: Nashville Police pummel Black man on ground during drug arrest

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25-year-old Emanuel Gage was charged with driving on suspended, resisting arrest, possession of methamphetamines and cocaine, drug paraphernalia, felony drug offense, possession of a firearm during a felony, and unlawful possession of a weapon.

On October 18th, Metro Nashville Police officers observed Emanuel Gage standing next to a white Honda Accord on East Thompson Lane just before Wimpole Drive. Officers also observed a tan Sedan parked in front of the Honda that took off down Thompson Lane headed west when police activated their blue lights. When officers spoke with Gage, he stated he was the driver of the Honda. Later he changed his story, stating he was not the driver and was simply walking by.

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Officers noticed Gage had his hands inside of his jacket pocket with a large imprint that appeared to be a gun. Officers demanded Gage remove his hand from his pocket, but he refused. Officers notes “he had a bladed stance and was giving a deep stare as if ready to fight.” When they attempted to pat Gage down, he pulled away and a handgun fell out of his pocket. Gage continuously fought being taken into custody and attempted to flee the scene while the weapon remained unsecured. Video evidence of the incident reveals officers beating Gage into submission as he continues to struggle and resist.

Emanuel Gage (MNPD)
Emanuel Gage (MNPD)

Once Gage was finally detained, officers recovered several baggies. Two bags field-tested positive for meth, weighing in at a total of 6.4 grams. Another baggy weighing in at 2.2 grams field-tested positive for cocaine. A fourth bag contained about 2 grams of an unknown orange powder. The white Honda Accord was discovered to be registered to Gage, which gave officers probable cause to search. Officers found 15 grams of a crystal substance also believed to be meth and paraphernalia believed to be used to smoke narcotics inside of his vehicle. The search of his person and car yielded an additional $675 and three cell phones. The gun was recovered and discovered to be loaded, with one round in the chamber. Gage ended up refusing medical attention from the Nashville Fire Department.

Emanuel Gage was charged with driving on a suspended license, possession with intent to sell, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell a schedule II drug, felony possession of a firearm with intent, unlawful possession of a firearm, and two counts of resisting arrest. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $138,000 bond.

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4 Thoughts to “VIDEO: Nashville Police pummel Black man on ground during drug arrest”

  1. DDDDDuane

    Selling drugs, possessing a gun, resisting arrest…
    The innocin blaque man deserved a lot more than what we saw in this video….

  2. Scoop fan

    Didn’t see the “PUMMEL[ING OF A] BLACK MAN” in the video. Just dude under arrest not cooperating. Maybe consider changing your title to “Shit bag w/ drugs and gun resists police”…. but hey, what do I know. Just an observer.

  3. Matthew Stephen Davich

    Lowest scum of society being lawfully subdued after resisting. Why not use the headline, “Person with concealed weapon and drugs, money, drug paraphenalia subdued and arrested after fleeing and resisting.

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