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Police arrest under investigation



Published: Wed, June 6, 2012 @ 8:36 a.m.

Police arrest under investigation

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say they are investigating the conduct of officers in a north Philadelphia arrest that was caught on videotape.

Television stations on Tuesday night aired cellphone video showing four 15th District officers struggling to restrain a man after a traffic stop Monday in the Frankford section of the city

One officer is shown with a foot on the driver’s head and another can be seen striking him a number of times with a baton.

The suspect’s relatives have protested, and police commissioner Charles Ramsey said internal affairs detectives are investigating.

Ramsey told reporters that the suspect “was definitely resisting arrest” and officers are allowed to use force in taking people into custody — but “how much is too much is what we have to determine.”


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