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Video of three Arkansas police officers assault a subdued man prompts an investigation

The man was arrested and taken to the police station for processing. Reported by state police



On Sunday, three Arkansas police officers were seen on camera kicking and beating a downed man.

The three officers’ use of force was the subject of an investigation, according to the Arkansas State Police.

According to state police, the 27-year-old male was taken to the hospital and then arrested.

The Arkansas State Police is looking into three officers who were captured on camera punching and kicking a guy who had been restrained outside a convenience shop on Sunday.

A video of the incident that has gone viral on social media seems to show one police holding the victim down while another repeatedly hits him in the head. Another officer can be seen kneeing the man in the legs next to them.

One officer can be seen in the video slamming the man’s head to the ground at one point, which causes a bystander to confront them.

One of the officers can be heard saying, “Back the fuck up.”

(Caution: This video may be upsetting to some viewers.)

According to a statement from the Arkansas State Police, the event happened on Sunday about 10:40 a.m. In addition, it stated that one Mulberry police officer and two Crawford County sheriff’s deputies are among the policemen under investigation. The names of the officers engaged in the event were not mentioned in the statement.

The use of physical force by the deputies and police officer will be the only subject of the state police investigation, according to the statement.

The Arkansas State Police identified the detained individual as a 27-year-old Goose Creek, South Carolina resident. According to the statement, he was taken to the hospital for evaluation and treatment before being subsequently released from the hospital and lodged at Van Buren.

The man was accused with “second-degree battery, resisting arrest, refusing to submit, possessing an instrument of crime, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, terroristic threatening, and second-degree assault,” according to a statement from the Arkansas State Police.

Crawford County Sheriff Jimmy Damante stated in a Facebook post on Sunday night that his office had requested the inquiry and has suspended the two accused cops pending its conclusion.

He declared in the letter, “I hold all my staff accountable for their deeds and will take appropriate measures in this case.

On Sunday, the Mulberry City posted on Facebook that one of its police officers was on administrative leave. When the inquiry is over, “We will take the necessary actions,” it stated.

As of Sunday night, Insider’s calls to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department went unanswered. Mulberry is a city in that county.

The Crawford County prosecutor will determine whether or not to charge the three officers after receiving the investigation’s results, according to the Arkansas State Police.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson tweeted that he had discussed the arrest with State Police Director Col. Bill Bryant and that an inquiry had been opened.