Video of Gayle’s arrest, viewed millions of times on Twitter, garnered national headlines and sparked instant outrage. For Gayle, the initial outpouring of support was swift and intense. But three months later, amid a nationwide reckoning on police brutality and systemic racism, the officers that arrested Gayle remain on active duty and the mental anguish he inherited that night continues to fester. Gayle, unlike too many other Black people confronted by police, survived the incident. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t traumatic, both physically and mentally.