Update April 12, 12:25 p.m.: A Sacramento Police Officer is on paid administrative leave and under criminal investigation for tackling and repeatedly punching a jaywalker.
Cell phone video shows a white officer tackle a black man and begin punching him.
The video and the witness reactions have gone viral.
"Hey! Hey! Why you beatin' him like that?"
The officer's dash cam video shows the man crossing a street as a car passes behind him. The officer first asks the man to stop and then tells him 15 times to either stop or get on the ground.
The man continues walking, but, when he does stop, he removes his jacket and challenges the officer's manhood.
"I don't have nothing."
"Get down on the ground now."
"If you were a real man, you'd take your gun away and you could fight me like a real man..."
Combined, the cell phone video and the dash cam video show the officer struck the man at least 17 times.
The department calls the videos disturbing. Internal Affairs is investigating.
The man was not charged in the incident, but was issued a court date for an outstanding warrant in Fresno.Warning: The following video was released by the Sacramento Police Department and contains profane language.
The suspect was detained on suspicion of impeding a police officer and for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. He has been released.
The officer is a two-year veteran of the force.
The Sacramento Police Department has released its own videos of the incident, taken from the dash cameras in the squad cars.
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