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10/10/05- New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Police Officers Arrested, Charged In Videotaped Beating

THE NEW ORLEANS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS PLEDGING IMMEDIATE ACTION AFTER THREE OFFICERS WERE ARRESTED THIS WEEKEND FOR ALLEGEDLY HITTING A SUSPECT.

AN ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER CAUGHT THE INCIDENT ON TAPE.

THE TAPE SHOWED OFFICERS BEATING THE 64-YEAR OLD SUSPECT OUTSIDE A BAR IN THE FRENCH QUARTER, AND LATER SHOWED THE MAN LAYING ON THE GROUND COVERED IN BLOOD.

HE WAS ACCUSED OF PUBLIC INTOXICATION AND RESISTING ARREST.

THE OFFICERS ARE NOW FACING BATTERY CHARGES AND HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY WHILE THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.

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