Officer Investigated After Video Shows Suspect Being Punched While Restrained

A peaceful protester is punched by a Louisville police officer while four more cops restrain the man
(screen capture via Facebook)

Disturbing video posted to social media appears to show a Louisville, Kentucky, police officer punching a protester as four other officers are involved in restraining the man.

From WLKT:

A Louisville Metro police officer is facing an internal investigation after video surfaced on social media of him striking an individual several times in the face.

The video was posted to Facebook Sunday and shows five police officers involved in the attempted arrest of the man at Jefferson Square Park.

The video shows the officers force the man to the ground, and as that’s occurring, one of the LMPD officers begins striking the individual in the face. Once the man is mostly on the ground, the officer can be seen repeatedly striking the individual.

The four other officers continue to pin the man down as they try to arrest him. 

The man, identified as Denorver Garrett, was booked on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Chief Erika Shields said in a statement, “This raises serious questions and is not consistent with LMPD training.”

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