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VIDEO: Brutality Alleged in Violent Beating, Arrest of Teenaged Adult by Dover Police Officers

By rlsmetro on
Dover

The Morris County Prosecutor's Office is investigating under the supervision of the NJ Attorney General's Office an alleged police brutality case that had officers caught on video punching a teenaged adult in the face and choking him during an arrest on Saturday morning.

According to officials, the incident happened at around, 2 a.m., just outside of the police station where police attempted to arrest the 19-year-old for an alleged domestic violence warrant.

During a later part of the incident, the video showed about four officers engaged in a struggle to get the suspect, who was lying on his back with an officer's knee wedged in his stomach, to 'roll over' and stop resisting arrest.

https://youtu.be/Qd5UUlwqZew

According to the video, when the teen could not/did not comply, one of the officers began to strike the suspect in the face with a closed fist while other officers struggled to reach the victim's hands.

The video showed the man suffered apparent non-life threatening injuries to his face during the arrest.

The individual who recorded the video did not readily release what transpired at the beginning of the arrest, nor it is unclear clear if a recording exists.

The case goes to the Morris County Prosecutor's Office for review.