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.