Video Shows DC Police Officer Punching Suspect

DC’s police chief is speaking out today after video surfaced showing a DC police officer repeatedly punching a suspect while being restrained.  The inicident happened Sunday afternoon near the Ketcham Recreation Center on U Street. Amateur video shows one officer punching the man in the face and torso as several other officers try to restrain the suspect.  Chief Rober Contee says although the man was found to be carrying a gun, recovery of the weapon was not done in the way that met department standards.  Contee says all of the officers involved in the incident have been removed from having contact with the public pending criminal and administrative investigations.  The officer who struck the suspect has been placed on administrative leave. The chief says the case has been referred to the DC Attorney Generals office.