Transcript for New reaction to violent confrontation in North Carolina
Next, new details about that violent confrontation at a waffle house in North Carolina. The FBI now involved. A police officer appearing to choke and then take down a customer before placing him under arrest. Tonight, several investigations are under way, as that customer speaks out about what happened before the officer arrived. Here's ABC's erielle reshef. Get off me! Reporter: Tonight, the FBI joining the investigation into this incident at a north Carolina waffle house. Cell phone video showing an officer holding 22-year-old Anthony wall by the throat. Wall seen earlier in the night yelling at waffle house staff, angry over the service. Police asking witnesses for video to connect these tense moments. Tonight, waffle house telling ABC news, "We believe there is more to these stories than the short videos that have been posted might suggest." Wall says it started when one of the employees refused to serve their party after they sat at a table that hadn't been cleaned. He just stopped and asked us, why the hell would we sit at a table that's dirty? Reporter: Wall now charged with disorderly conduct and resisting an officer, admitting he may have fueled the initial conflict. I think I went overboard, as far as, like, me going back and forth with them. It could have been avoided. Reporter: But saying the officer's response was disproportionate. I got aggressive with him, because you are choking me. Reporter: The mayor of Warsaw defending the officer's actions in this Facebook post. This is not a racially motivated issue. Reporter: And Tom, that officer is now on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation. Waffle house tells us they train their employees to call police if they feel they or their customers are in danger. Tom? Erielle, thank you.
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