On Thursday, NBC News reported that four California police officers are on leave and under investigation after a video showed them punching and kicking a man in a Glendale mall, while three of them were in plainclothes.
“The Glendale police officers, who have not been publicly identified, have been placed on paid leave, the department said. The arrest Saturday at the Los Angeles-area Galleria Mall included three officers who were in plain clothes,” reported Antonio Planas and Mohammed Syed. “The short video, which appears to have been filmed by a witness, shows two men in street clothes repeatedly punching a suspect on the ground. Onlookers can be heard in the background, but do not appear on camera.”
No details have been released on the identity of the suspect or the details that led up to the confrontation.
In a statement reported by KCAL9, the Glendale Police Department said that, “we have initiated a full investigation to determine all of the facts. This incident will be carefully reviewed, including all actions taken by the officers during the arrest process. Any additional video and reports regarding the case will also be thoroughly reviewed and evaluated.”
Watch the report below:
Only On KCAL9: Video Shows Officer Kick Man In Face At Glendale Galleria During Apparent Arrest