CAUGHT ON TAPE: Police Accused of Excessive Force in Videotaped Arrest

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.

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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.

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