EXCLUSIVE: Officer Hits Handcuffed Man

Police Open Internal Investigation

By Brandon Benavides
|  Monday, Aug 6, 2012  |  Updated 10:18 AM EDT
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Derrick Ward reports on a Laurel police officer seen on cell phone video slapping a man in handcuffs.

Derrick Ward

Derrick Ward reports on a Laurel police officer seen on cell phone video slapping a man in handcuffs.

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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.
 

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