A video that appears to show a black man being punched, kicked and beaten with batons by six North Carolina police officers has gone viral on social media.
Cell phone footage shows the unnamed man, who appears to be resisting the officers, being restrained in the middle of a street in Raleigh.
According to WNCN, the man appeared to try to bite one of the officers on the leg. A female officer appears to beat him in the head.
Local authorities said they are investigating the incident Friday as the video reached more than 40,000 views on Facebook.
The News & Observer reports that Community activists including Dawn Blagrove of the Carolina Justice Policy Center held a news conference to say the department needs to address problems with use of force.
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Source: Daily Mail