Police: Officer accused of beating handcuffed man suspended

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 4, 2017 at 4:51 p.m.



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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say an officer has been suspended after he was reportedly videotaped slamming a handcuffed man to the ground and bashing his head on the side of a swimming pool.

Authorities say 26-year-old Officer James Yeager surrendered to the department's internal affairs unit on Friday. The July 10 beating left the man hospitalized in critical condition.

A video uploaded to social media the day of the incident shows a group of officers grabbing a handcuffed man and slamming him to the ground. The video also shows an officer picking up the man and smashing his head into the side of a pool.

Police say the 21-year-old man was resisting arrest for narcotics by swinging his arms and kicking.

No phone number is listed for Yeager.

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