A South Carolina man has been arrested after he was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly punching an officer during a traffic stop.
According to a report from Fox News, Keith Kirishma, 29, was booked into the Charleston County Jail on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
The officer reportedly asked Kirishmas for identification, and he told him he did not have it.
When he told the officer he was an attorney, the officer allegedly punched Kirishama several times in the face.
The incident took place on Tuesday in Charleston, South Carolina.
South Carolina State Police say they responded to a call of a man with a gun.
According a report on the incident, the officers noticed that the man was driving erratically and tried to pull him over.
The man refused to stop, and when the officers tried to ask him what was wrong, he allegedly refused to identify himself and refused to let them search him.
When one of the officers asked him to put his hands up, the man allegedly grabbed the officer by the neck and started to pull the officer away from him.
The two officers were able to grab the man’s hands and the man then allegedly tried to throw the officer off of Kirishmases vehicle, according to a police report.
The officers then used their Tasers to subdue Kirishms hands and to put him in handcuffs.
Police said Kirishs hair fell down during the arrest, and a witness called 911.
Kirishmayas defense attorney, David E. Pinto, claimed the officer did not use a Taser and said the suspect was handcuffed and restrained.
The State Police have not released the names of the officer involved.
In a statement, Pinto said that the officer was “unable to use the force necessary to subinhibit the conduct.”
He said the officer used his body to control Kirishimas hands.
“There is no reason to suspect that this is a hate crime,” Pinto told Fox News.
“This is a tragic incident involving an officer who was doing his job and saving lives.”
Pinto was unable to comment further.