Police officer caught on camera fracturing Army veteran’s skull at Ole Miss football game


On Saturday, Holly Barnes and her husband Chris Barnes, a U.S. National Guard veteran, were attending the LSU vs. Ole Miss football game when he was assaulted by a police officer.  His wife released a video of the incident with this caption:

“My husband, a two time Veteran of the US Army National Guard, was wrongfully assaulted on campus during the Ole Miss vs LSU game by a POLICE OFFICER. He was hit twice in the face and then arrested. THEY DID NOT GIVE HIM MEDICAL ATTENTION. Four hours later once he posted bail, he asked his friends to take him to the ER. He was diagnosed with a concussion, fractures to his orbital wall and maxillary sinus and contusions to the tissues of his eyes. This all stemmed because the officers thought he did something that someone a few rows up did and blamed him and his friends. I’m disappointed in the University police department and the Oxford police department for letting this happen. YOU ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW. THIS IS NOT OK. Please help us get justice by calling out this police officer! I want his NAME AND BADGE! Please help me get this to the media by sharing. Thank you.”

Chris and Holly Barnes at Ole Miss before Chris was assaulted. Photo Credit: Facebook
Chris and Holly Barnes at Ole Miss before Chris was assaulted. Photo Credit: Facebook

We have reached out to Holly to see if she is raising funds for her husband’s medical bills and legal defense.  As soon as we have more information we will update this story.

Chris and Holly Barnes. Photo Credit: Facebook
Chris and Holly Barnes. Photo Credit: Facebook

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  • Michael Swaney

    Michael is an Army veteran and the Director of Content for Bright Mountain Media LLC

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