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Baltimore police officer suspended after viral video shows him punching, tackling man

Baltimore police officer suspended after viral video shows him punching, tackling man

A Baltimore police officer was suspended by the department Saturday after a viral video emerged showing him repeatedly punching a man in the face before taking him to the ground.

Interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle said he was “deeply disturbed” by the video, and that the incident is under investigation.

“The officer involved has been suspended while we investigate the totality of this incident,” Tuggle said. “Part of our investigation will be reviewing body worn camera footage.”

Attorney Warren Brown, who is representing the man who was punched, identified his client as Dashawn McGrier, 26. Brown said McGrier was not being charged with a crime, but was taken to a...

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