Tuscaloosa, Alabama, officers disciplined after arrest video
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A police chief says officers who were recorded using a stun gun and baton on University of Alabama students after a football game party last fall have been ordered to do more training and one remains on paid administrative leave.
Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steven Anderson announced the disciplinary measures on Tuesday.
Video showed police pulling three people out of an apartment on Nov. 8 while investigating a noise complaint. Officers used a stun gun on at least one person and repeatedly hit another with a baton.
More than a week after the incident, Anderson called the confrontation disturbing and said officers didn’t have the right to enter the apartment and forcibly remove its occupants.
Three people who were at the party face charges.