KTLA, Long Beach, Ca — Police in Long Beach are facing accusations of excessive force after a video of a man’s arrest went viral on YouTube.
In the video, four police officers could be seen surrounding 46-year-old Porfirio Santos-Lopez while he was on the ground.
The video showed officers striking Santos-Lopez several times with a baton and then tasing him.
A witness, who did not want to be identified, recorded the video on her cell phone.
She and several other witnesses believed police went too far.
But police had a different perspective on what happened.
They described him as being violent and out-of-control.
Police are investigating the arrest.
Port St. Lucie, Fla — Port St. Lucie Police arrest a man for biting part of a man’s ear off and then placing it in a cup of coffee.
Police say on Sunday, Kenneth Howard Thompson came home to his female roommate and found that she had a male friend at the house.
Thompson then allegedly started a fight with the man.. And then bit a part of his ear off – when the man tried to leave.
Thompson told police that he put the ear in a cup of coffee that had creamer in it, because he said that he heard if you lose a tooth you should keep it in creamer.
Thompson was arrested for aggravated battery and taken to the St. Lucie County Jail.
Alvarez, 28, allegedly was involved in a fight with her husband Thursday.
She was arrested on suspicion of battery against a member of a household, officials said.
She was booked into the Doña Ana County Detention Center. She was released on a $1,000 bond later that day.
Alvarez is a news anchor for El Paso NBC affiliate KTSM.
“We are aware of the arrest but will wait for more details before making any other comments,” said Gary Sotir, general manager of KTSM/KDBC.