A recently released video seems to show several people fighting an individual outside of a Taco Bell in Jacksonville, Texas, the Jacksonville Progress reported. The Jacksonville Police Department responded to the assault saying they were conducting an investigation, KLTV reported.
Jacksonville Police Chief Reece Daniel said about the fight:
“One thing I want to be clear about is that this was not a roaming band of black males assaulting white males and this incident was precipitated by one of the white suspects. Alcohol was also involved,”
The video apparently shows several people ganging up on a single person. The video has since gone viral, garnering over 12,000 views since it was posted on Sunday.
Daniel said about the video of the incident:
The video “clearly shows an assault taking place (but) there are many other factors and actions that we must investigate.”
Police, though, say that the video is of bad quality, not showing the entire incident from beginning to end. The video has no sound and does not who what started the fight.
Daniel continued, saying,
“While I personally find it cowardly that several people were involved in the assault on the young man on the ground, please let me point out that this seven-second video contains no audio, so we have no way of knowing what the male on the ground was saying at the time or if he was making the problem worse. Officers talked to him at the scene and he refused to file any charges. This victim had two friends with him.”
According to Daniel,
“One was engaged in a fight off camera and the other was leaving the scene… For those (involved) in the initial off-camera fights and disturbances, we anticipate filing disorderly conduct charges and for those involved in the stomping we are going to file assault charges.”
The fight was one of many that Jacksonville police responded to that night in the area on Saturday. They still have not found all those responsible for the fight and are currently trying to find those involved. Only one person has so far been arrested, though for a separate incident.
Daniel said about officers responding to fights in the area,
“Our officers handle fights on almost a daily basis and they did an excellent job of breaking this one up and doing the proper follow-up,”
As the Inquisitr reported, Taco Bell has been the site for many brawls over the years.