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Video surfaces of alleged police brutality in Buffalo

Updated: 04/28/2014 8:35 AM
Created: 04/27/2014 8:54 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

The Buffalo Police Department says it has launched an investigation after video posted on social media showed an officer slapping and kicking a handcuffed man as he's face-down on a sidewalk.
    
The department's spokesman says police became aware of the 80-second video on Friday and Commissioner Daniel Derenda immediately ordered the Internal Affairs Division to open an investigation.
    
The video shows several officers subduing a man on a Buffalo street at night. One of the officers then slaps and kicks the man after he's already handcuffed and prone on the sidewalk.
    
The video was first posted on a Facebook page belonging to "Cop Block of Western New York", a group that encourages people to videotape their encounters with local police.





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