Police officers in Arkansas suspended after use of force during arrest
Three law enforcement officers in the US state of Arkansas have been removed from duty and currently are under probe after a video went viral showing the officers punching a suspect during an arrest.
The video on social media shows three officers restraining an individual near a curb, appearing to throw punches at the person’s face and kneeing the individual in the side and back, CNN reported.
An investigation has been opened into the use of physical force by three police officers in the US city of Mulberry in Arkansas, the state police said.
“The Arkansas State Police has opened an investigation into the use of force by two Crawford Country sheriff’s deputies and a Mulberry police officer in the arrest of a South Carolina man,” the police said in a Sunday statement, adding that “the state police investigation will be limited to the use of physical force by the deputies and police officer.”
The incident occurred at 10:40 a m local time (15:40 GMT on Sunday) outside a Crawford County convenience store in Mulberry, according to police. A video circulated by US media showed three officers pinning a person down and repeatedly punching and kicking him in the head and body.