Police say employees called them because Clemons appeared to be drunk and witnesses say they were afraid of her behavior.
At some point, Wall and his younger sister got into a shouting match with people at the restaurant. There's a video that shows a heated Wall going back-and-forth with the crew members. But when police were called, one of the officers - who was twice his size - began to choke him.
When police were called to remove Wall, he was choked, slammed and taken into custody.
"Get your hands off of me", Wall said, struggling to speak.
Wall, 22, told local media the incident took place after he had taken his sister, 16, to the prom and they went for a bite to eat. "Get your supervisor out here and get your hands off of me". "Your partner got me".
Wall did not immediately respond to messages from The Washington Post.
"Your hands should have never been around my neck like that if my hands were in the air", Wall asserted.
The District Attorney's Office and the Warsaw Police Department are investigating to the chokehold to confer if it was legal or not.
Warsaw Police Chief Eric Southerland told the Raleigh News and Observer that his officers are not trained to react to situations in that manner.
Unfortunately, the video that is being widely shared only shows 27 seconds worth of the confrontation, so it's hard to make a sound judgment about the entire interaction and what exactly led to the officer using this level of force. The incident occurred outside a Waffle House in Warsaw, North Carolina, the preceding Saturday.
"What happens next is unclear".
Such incidents "have to stop", he wrote in a message with the video. It is not clear from the video who initiated the struggle that forced Clemons and the officers to the tile floor.
"What are you doing?"
Coffee giant Starbucks is initiating such training later this month at more than 8,000 us stores after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia store while waiting for a business meeting - an incident that touched off protests and led to a wider conversation about how people of color are treated in public spaces.
Afterward, Starbucks closed all of its 8,000 US stores to give employees implicit bias training. This comes the same day the State Bureau of Investigation announced it was investigating the incident.
"I wish people would not blow things out of proportion and not let one situation create any additional situations", Southerland remarked.