Three US police suspended after a video went viral which showed three cops in Arkansas state in the US punching and kneeing a suspect.
New Delhi: A video went viral which showed three police officers in Arkansas state in the US punching and kneeing a suspect. They were suspended.
On Sunday, the incident occurred in Crawford County, Arkansas. The viral video shows three officers punching, striking the man on his head and kneeing him several times. In the footage, one of the cops can be seen pointing at the person filming the video, signalling her to stop recording the incident.
According to a report in the Associated Press, the police said that the accused was allegedly threatening a Mulberry convenience shop employee. When the cops confronted him, the accused pushed a police officer to the ground and struck the back of his head. After that, the police arrested him.
In a statement, Crawford County Sheriff Jimmy Damante stated that action is being taken against two cops who have been suspended until the completion of investigation.
The third cop, who is with the Mulberry police department, was also suspended following the incident. The accused was nabbed and immediately taken to the hospital.
He faces charges of terroristic threat, resisting arrest and other assault charges, police said.
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson took to Twitter and commented on the video. “I have spoken with Col. Bill Bryant of the Arkansas State Police, and the local arrest incident in Crawford County will be investigated pursuant to the video evidence and the request of the prosecuting attorney,” Hutchinson said on Twitter.