Shocking Video Of Police Officers Beating Handcuffed Suspect
Two U.S. police officers were placed on administrative leave and will be charged with battery for repeatedly punching a handcuffed man in the face.
The video shows the handcuffed suspect spitting on an officer, the two officers then begin to repeatedly punch him.
Local media reports that the Elkhart police department, in Indiana has since announced charges against officers Cory Newland and Joshua Titus.
The action comes only after a local newspaper requested video of the incident, which occurred In January. The video was released Friday.
The officers were previously disciplined for this incident. But they received only reprimands rather than suspensions or termination.
Police Chief Ed Windbigler told an oversight commission in June that they used “a little more force than needed” with a suspect in custody and “went a little overboard.”
The handcuffed man, 28 year-old Mario Guerrero Ledesma, was charged with domestic violence and later pleaded guilty.
He had been arrested for domestic battery, battery to a police officer and public intoxication.