Man Punched By DC Police Officer While Being Arrested Is Released

The man seen on video being punched repeatedly by a DC officer while trying to be restrained and arrested will not will not face charges, though he was found to be carrying a gun.  The mayor felt the man should have been charged but believed prosecutors concluded it would have been difficult to get a conviction.  The officer seen punching the man has been placed on adminstrative leave, while three other officers involved have been removed from dealing with the public pending investigations.

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