Buffalo, N.Y. - Six Buffalo police officers have been placed on leave as authorities investigate brutality allegations stemming from a video that shows one of the officers kicking and punching a handcuffed suspect.
Local media report that police Commissioner Daniel Derenda announced Monday afternoon that the officers are on paid administrative leave as the department's Internal Affairs Department investigates.
The probe started Friday after Derenda and Mayor Byron Brown were emailed copies of a video showing officers subduing a man and handcuffing him face-down on a sidewalk. One of the officers is shown hitting and kicking the man after he's handcuffed.
Police say the 22-year-old man had tried to elude officers on foot after abandoning a vehicle police were chasing on the night of April 19. The man was charged with possessing drugs and resisting arrest.