Sheriff's Dept. responds to video showing arrest of bus passenger
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (FOX 11) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is conducting a use of force investigation after cell phone video showed sheriff's deputies from the Industry station punch a suspect while trying to arrest him Monday in the City of Industry.
Authorities said at about 4 p.m. a Metro bus driver flagged down sheriff's deputies and complained about a man on the bus who was intoxicated, carrying an open bottle and a skateboard.
Officers responded to the area, near Stafford Street and Hacienda Boulevard, and pulled the suspect off the bus, authorities said.
A passenger on the bus recorded video of the arrest which shows the deputy punch the suspect in the face multiple times. Video shows the struggle continue, with other officers responding and pulling out a taser.
As many as six deputies appeared to be involved in the video.
The witness who recorded the video did not want to be identified, but told FOX 11 the suspect "was not resisting."
The sheriff's department says it is conducting a use of force investigation involving several deputies and a reportedly belligerent, intoxicated male threatening passengers on a public bus.
Both the suspect and a deputy involved in the use of force were taken to the hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.
The suspect was booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.
Copyright 2017 FOX 11 Los Angeles: Download our mobile app for breaking news alerts or to watch FOX 11 News | Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Be a citizen journalist for FOX 11 and get paid - download the Fresco News App today.