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Watch: Cops suspended over brutal beating video

Three officers in Arkansas were seen repeatedly punching a suspect and slamming his face to the pavement.

The Arkansas State Police have launched an official probe and temporarily suspended one police officer and two deputies, after a viral video showed them roughing up a suspect during an arrest on Sunday morning. Amid social media outcry over alleged excessive brutality, authorities said the man attacked them first, injuring one of the officers.

The incident took place around 10:30am Sunday outside a Kountry Xpress convenience store in Mulberry, Crawford County, and was partially captured on video by a witness who then shared it online.

The disturbing recording begins with the suspect already lying on the ground while three law officers on top of him repeatedly punch and knee the man, as well as slam his head to the ground. The video ends after one of the cops notices the eyewitness recording the scuffle, and seemingly orders the camera turned off.

@anthonyjohnson520 police in Arkansas still finding out who. my sister witnessed this today. #policebrutality #backtheblue #pigsoftiktok ♬ original sound – Naomi Ruth Johnson

After the incident went viral, police released the identity of the man, and said he was eventually taken to a hospital with “minor head injuries,” according to local media.

Police said the officers were responding to a call from a store clerk who claimed the suspect “spat in their face” and was making “terroristic threats.” The man was allegedly cooperative when first confronted by the cops, but then turned violent and injured one of the officers. He is facing charges of battery, assault and resisting arrest.

“In reference to the video circulating social media involving two Crawford County Deputies, we have requested that Arkansas State Police conduct the investigation and the Deputies have been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation,” Crawford County Sheriff Jimmy Damante said in a statement on Sunday.

“The officer is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation,” the Mulberry police department confirmed in a separate press release, adding that “The City of Mulberry and the Mulberry Police Department takes these investigations very seriously and holds all their officers accountable for their actions.”

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  1. What can one expect; Arkansas is ‘Clinton Country’, where the Clinton Death List continues to expand, the Mena Drug Ops with Barry Seals occurred, along with the murders of three boys on the railroad tracks who witnessed the Mena offloads, and where Arkansas is 48th out of 50 for State wealth.
    The cops were Clinton’s ‘Praetorian Guard’, with a few of them added to the death list in the past.
    Larry Nichols was Bill Clinton’s ‘clean-up man’, and his interviews can still be seen online post his service to the Clintons.
    And to think- all of this mindset ended up in the White House for 8 years, with a nullified impeachment.
    Compare that to the ongoing ops against President Trump; absolutely disgusting on the part of the Deep State Luciferian Government that seems to operate with impunity in the U.S.!!!
    Then came the communist Bill Ayers-trained Obama…who called for extermination camps in the U.S. for conservatives, right-wing patriots, and Christians.
    Arkansas…a toxic by-product of the Clinton regime that is still in full operation there, even with the naming of a regional North Little Rock Airport named after the same…disgusting!!!

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