Video catches police officer repeatedly punching man in head
As man lays prone in street subdued by other officers
February 28, 2018
(CAMDEN, N.J.) – The Camden County Prosecutor's Office is investigating a Camden County police officer after he was caught on video punching a man in the head rapidly 12 times after stopping him on a street and the man was on the ground subdued by other officers, according to the news website NJ.com .
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The report says a 32-year old Camden man, Edward Minguela claims he was walking near a liquor store in Camden Thursday when he heard police screaming for him to put his hands up.
The video shows that he did put his hands up but was then, "Taken to the ground by one officer and then struck repeatedly in the head as other officers held him down, according to his account and the surveillance video he obtained from the liquor store,” reported NJ.com.
Dan Keashen, a spokesman for the Camden County Police Department, told NJ.com the video is very troubling and the department immediately provided it to the prosecutor's office for investigation.
Keashen said the officers were responding to a call for a man with a gun, and Minguela and the vehicle he was near matched the description given by the caller.