EXCLUSIVE: Officer Hits Handcuffed Man
Police Open Internal Investigation
Derrick Ward reports on a Laurel police officer seen on cell phone video slapping a man in handcuffs. (Published Sunday, Aug 5, 2012)
Monday, Aug 6, 2012 Updated at 10:18 AM EDT
A witness shot cell phone video showing a Laurel Police Officer hitting a man in handcuffs.
Craig Reddix shared his cell phone video exclusively with News4.
The incident happened early Sunday morning at the Laurel Station Bar and Grill, where police were responding to a report about a fight at the restaurant.
As two officers were taking the man away in handcuffs, one officer hits the man in handcuffs twice.
The shift supervisor notified the Laurel Police chief of the incident.
An internal investigation is underway.