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Video leads to brutality probe of 4 NYPD officersVideo shows NYPD officers striking, kicking suspect; 4 put on desk duty amid probe
NEW YORK (AP) ' Four New York City police officers have been stripped of their guns and badges after video surfaced showing them striking and kicking a suspect.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says the NYPD is investigating. The officers will be on desk duty in the meantime.
The shaky amateur footage was posted anonymously Saturday on the website WorldStarHipHop.
It shows a 19-year-old suspect appearing to resist arrest by kicking and swatting. Then it shows him being struck with police batons and kicked. His arms and legs flail. One officer holds him down.
The footage also shows an officer pointing chemical spray at the videographer, who then flees.
The suspect was arrested on assault charges. His mother told the New York Post he required staples in his head and arm.
Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com
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