‘Insecure’ actor and racial equality activist Kendrick Sampson took to Instagram Tuesday (December 16) to report he was attacked and detained by police in Cartagena, Colombia – and the entire horror was caught on video.
Warning: Video contains content some viewers may find disturbing
Sharing the footage to his social media accounts (seen above), Sampson stated:
“Cartagena is AMAZING but this is the 6th time I was stopped in 5 days. 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,” Kendrick posted. “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.”
As the story gained attention around the world, Kendrick took to his IG stories to relay:
The unfortunate incident will likely only add fuel to Sampson’s activism as he’s already made headlines throughout the year for being a noted champion of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Click here to read more about his efforts to increase diversity among Hollywood power players, divest from police funds, and more.