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Black man grabbed by neck as Mississippi traffic stop turns violent

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Black man grabbed by neck as Mississippi traffic stop turns violent (Porsha Shields via Storyful)

CLAY COUNTY, Mississippi (STORYFUL) -- Two Mississippi state troopers were facing criticism online after video of a July 12 arrest in Clay County stemming from a traffic violation went viral.

Video by Porsha Shields shows her fiance Robert Morton remonstrating with an officer and refusing to be handcuffed.

A second officer eventually arrives on the scene, and grabs Morton around the throat, slamming his head against a car before wrestling him to the ground.

According to a Facebook post by a person known to the couple, Shields said that after she filmed the video, one officer became aggressive with her too, even though she said she was pregnant.

According to NBC, the Mississippi Highway Patrol had yet to comment on the incident.

Morton faces multiple charges, including speeding, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, a seat belt violation, and failure to provide identification.