New Delhi: Three police officers were suspended on Sunday after a video of them beating a suspect during their arrest went viral in the US.
According to the reports, the incident took place in Crawford County, Arkansas. The video shows three law enforcement officers climbing on top of an arrested man and punching him in the head several times with a knee on him.
The clip shows an officer pointing fingers at the person recording the video and ordering him to stop recording the video.
Crawford County Sheriff Jimmy Damante has issued a statement after the outrage over it on social media. Two officers involved in the incident were posted at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, while the third officer was in the Debris Police Department, it said. Three police officers were suspended and the sheriff’s office appealed to the state police to investigate it.
In reference to the video circulating social media involving two Crawford County Deputies, we have requested that Arkansas State Police conduct the investigation and the Deputies have been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. I hold all my employees accountable for their actions and will take appropriate measures in this matter, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.