Cops Investigated After Videotaped Beating is Posted on YouTube

An NBC affiliate in Los Angeles is reporting that 2 Los Angeles police officers are being investigated by the FBI after a video tape clip showing them beating a man during an arrest was posted on the video sharing / social network site YouTube.

From the article —

Two Los Angeles police officers were under investigation by the LAPD and FBI Thursday over a videotape that shows them holding down and repeatedly punching a man during an August arrest in Hollywood.

The 20-second video, posted on the popular YouTube Web site, shows Officer Alexander Schlegel holding down William Cardenas, 23, as Officer Patrick Farrell places his knee on the man’s neck and punches his face with a fist six times during the Aug. 11 scuffle near the intersection of Gordon Street and Fountain Avenue.

Source: FBI Investigates Arrest Caught On Video