Rush said he had recently returned from working a 13-hour shift at the Cracker Barrel on Tunnel Road and was leaving a store when he was approached by police.
He is confronted by Verino Ruggiero, then an officer in training. Ruggiero says in the video he had warned Rush about jaywalking.
"All I’m trying to do is go home, man. I‘m tired. I just got off work," Rush replies.
Ruggiero says, "I've got two options: I can either arrest you or write you a ticket."
"It doesn't matter to me, man," Rush says. "Do what you have got to do, besides keep harassing me."
When Rush curses in exasperation, Hickman tells him to put his hands behind his back.
Rush then runs. As he chases him, Hickman can be heard saying, "You are going to get (expletive) up hardcore," and pulls out a stun gun.
Rush told the Citizen Times he then stopped. In the video, Hickman and at least one other officer are seen pushing Rush to the ground.
After the encounter, Rush said he was taken to the hospital and while there said Hickman was abusive to him and used a racial slur.