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"On the surface it certainly does not look good in terms of the amount of force that was used," Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said. "But we don't want to rush to judgment."
The video, shot by WTXF-TV, shows three police cars stopping a car Monday, two days after a city officer was shot to death responding to a bank robbery.
The tape shows about a dozen officers gathering around the vehicle. About a half-dozen officers hold two of the men on the ground. Both are kicked repeatedly, while one is seen being punched; one also appears to be struck with a baton.
Originally posted by crmanager
A fellow PEACE OFFICER is supposedly shot by these dirt bags.
And the problem is?
"We don't take into consideration the emotions of police officers when it comes to the discharge of their duties. ... Your emotional state, being tired, doesn't justify what's on that video,"
"But we don't want to rush to judgment."
WTXF Fox Philadelphia
Philadelphia Police Officers Removed After Taped Beating
Ramsey on Taped Police Beating: 'I'm Disappointed'
Fifteen Philadelphia police officers have been taken off the street as authorities investigate a video showing the suspects being kicked and beaten by city police.
Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey told Fox 29 earlier on Wednesday that two supervisors would be among that group of officers.