Arkansas State Police have launched an investigation after three local law enforcement officers were seen on video beating a man during an arrest.
One of the officers repeatedly punches the man in the head and bashes his head against the pavement.
State police said the man had been accused of making threats in a shop earlier on Sunday morning.
All three officers have been removed from active duty on paid leave pending an investigation into their conduct.
Police said that when officers confronted the suspect, 27-year-old Randall Worcester, he pushed a deputy to the ground and punched the back of his head, leading to the arrest seen in the video.
Mr Worcester, who was taken to hospital, faces terroristic threatening, resisting arrest, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and assault charges, police said.
A video of the arrest appears to show one officer beating the suspect while another repeatedly knees him in the back. Both are dressed in the uniform of the Crawford County Sheriff’s…