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Video of arrest in Ocean City goes viral

Posted at 8:57 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 20:57:43-04

OCEAN CITY, Md. — The Ocean City Police Department is under fire after video appeared to capture a police lieutenant assaulting a man.

The incident happened on May 31 on the boardwalk.

Police were arresting a 20-year-old man, when his friend started verbally defending him.

That's when the lieutenant grabbed the man by the neck and punched him in the face, while the man's hands were in his lap.

Seconds later, the man recording is put into a headlock.

The incident is under review.

The man who was arrested has hired an attorney who says his client wants an apology and the charges against him dropped.