Video of a Los Angeles police officer throwing haymakers, repeatedly hitting a person within the head and physique is sparking backlash and launching an inside investigation.
The brutal footage is from an arrest final month within the Boyle Heights neighborhood in L.A., and you’ll see the officer touchdown at the very least 9 punches to the again of the suspect’s head whereas shouting expletives. The suspect cowers and asks, “What’s flawed with you?”
The video, shot on April 27, begins with 2 officers detaining the person on a sidewalk exterior a church. The male officer ordered the suspect to cease combating, the suspect says he is not combating — and would not look like within the video.
Then the male officer unloaded the barrage of punches and profanities. Finally, the feminine officer seems to place her hand on her accomplice’s arm, seemingly urging him to cease.
The LAPD says officers had been responding to a trespassing name.
In a press release, the LAPD says it is conscious of “disturbing video” capturing the incident, which it describes as a “bodily altercation” between the suspect and arresting officer. Cops say the suspect suffered cuts to his head and face, however refused medical consideration, whereas the male officer sustained a hand damage.
The suspect and officer haven’t been recognized, and cops say the person was launched from custody pending additional investigation.
The LAPD says after reviewing this video — which they acquired on the day of the arrest — and the officers’ physique cam footage … Inner Affairs launched an investigation.