St. Louis Cop Pepper Sprays And Beats Man With Baton (Video)
Caught On Tape- St. Louis Police Officer Beats Man With Baton Repeatedly And Uses Pepper Sprays | Man Apparently Told Cop To "Shut Up"
Passengers at what looks like a Shell Gas Station in St. Louis have video taped a police officer repeatedly hitting a handcuffed man with a baton, and then using pepper spray on the man.
Police said in a statement Tuesday that while the circumstances are not yet known, the video is disturbing. Police say they have not yet identified the officer, but he will be placed on administrative duty once identified, until the investigation is complete.
The video was shot early on New Year's Day, at a convenience store, through the window of a car that was not involved.
One of the witnesses can be heard saying "Oh my God, he told the cop to shut up," and "Oh my God, the cop just used pepper spray."
Lesson 1: Do not tell a police officer to shut up
Lesson 2: Cops should not beat down people for verbal abuse this is the age of "24-7" surveillance.
Lesson 3: Witnesses who videotape alleged police beating should not provide a running commentary on the video unless absolutely necessary - the raw audio is as important as the raw video.
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