Sunday, July 27, 2014

Caught on tape: Santa Ana police officers under investigation for beating of robbery suspect

The Santa Ana Police Department is investigating the misuse of force by officers arresting a burglary suspect after receiving video that was recorded by a homeowner’s surveillance camera.

In the surveillance video, recently acquired by the police department, Arzate can be seen putting his hands up in compliance with an officer holding a flashlight on him, before laying down on the ground.

After multiple officers move in to make the arrest, one officer can be seen putting his knee in the middle of Arzate’s back before punching him six times while Arzate was face-down on the ground. While other officers press the young man to the ground, another officer can be seen beating Arzate’s legs with his baton.

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