Police release surveillance video of two police officers beating a handcuffed prisoner


Two Indiana police officers have been charged with criminal battery after they allegedly used excessive force against a man who was in custody.  We want to warn you that this video contains violence  

The Elkhart police department says the suspect spat on an officer while in custody, in January, which is clearly visible on the surveillance video released.

Police also released a statement saying, in part, two officers with the suspect while he was being processed quote “used force to control the individual.”  

After reviewing the incident, police administration determined corporals Cory Newland and Joshua Titus, indeed, “used excessive force.” 

The Elkhart county prosecutor’s office filed criminal battery charges against  the officer on friday.  
They had charged the suspect with “domestic battery in front of a child”  after responding a call from his home.

The two officers have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal case.
Below is the full statement from Elkhart Mayor Tim Neese:

“The City of Elkhart expects all police officers to perform their duties in a professional manner, and no form of excessive force will be tolerated within the Elkhart police department. When such occurs, every effort will take place to determine if there has been abuse. transparency and accountability are imperative, and the involvement of the Elkhart county prosecutor, and subsequently the judiciary, are part of the process by which this incident will be reviewed.”

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