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Video shows Austin officer punching suspect who had knife

July 5, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin police are reviewing an encounter captured on video that shows an officer punching a shirtless man who police say was armed with a knife.

The video shows two officers restraining the man on the ground Wednesday, with one of the officers delivering repeated punches to the man.

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said in a social media post that the agency is reviewing the details of the encounter.

Citing court records, the Austin American-Statesman reports the man had a 6-inch knife in his waistband and police found a bag of methamphetamine in his wallet. The 23-year-old was charged with drug possession, resisting arrest and making a terroristic threat.


Information from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com

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