Investigations

VIDEO: Caught on Tape—Cops Beat, Taser and Knock Screaming Man’s Teeth Out

Vicious police brutality prompts excessive force investigation in SoCal.

A investigation is underway in Long Beach, California after a violent incident that erupted between Long beach police officers and a man was caught on tape, CBS Los Angeles reported.

The video, posted on YouTube,  shows a number of officers surrounding the man on the ground and viciously beating him. The suspect is seen screaming and begging for the officers to stop. One of the officers is seen striking the man with a baton numerous times while the other uses a Taser on him.

The woman recording the video gasps in horror, “They knocked his teeth out. They keep tasering him! They beat the f@*k out of him. Literally I’m shaking, I’m so scared. They keep on tasering him!” she is heard yelling. 

According to CBS, prior to the beating, security camera footage showed the man fighting another man and refusing to comply with officer’s demands.

Police claim the man was under the influence of drugs and alcohol. 

Authorities are encouraging witnesses to come forward to help with the investigation.

Read more.

 

Jodie Gummow is a senior fellow and staff writer at AlterNet.

 

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