May 24, 2011

D.C. Metro transit police chief investigates use of force

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, the chief of the Metro Transit Police Department initiated a formal investigation into the actions of two officers who appear, in a video posted on the Internet, to have tackled a wheelchair-bound man outside a Washington, D.C. rail station, sending the victim to the hospital with a head wound, The Washington Times reported.

The officers allegedly involved in the incident claim that the man resisted arrest. Comments made on YouTube, the website where the video was posted, show a large number of viewers say the force used by the officers was excessive. For the full story, click here.

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