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05/07/08 - Philly

15 Philly Officers Suspended After Violently Beating Suspect On Video

Fifteen Philadelphia police officers are off the streets today after a violent confrontation between the officers and men wanted in a triple shooting was caught on tape.

You can see the officers in the video (click the link to the right, 'Fifteen Philly Cops Beat Suspect') kicking and beating the suspects while the suspect was being held down on the ground.

The mother of one of the victims, Shirley Hopkins, says she doesn't understand why cops felt the need to use so much force.

"Nobody deserves to be beat(en) like that. If you do an animal like that, they'll throw you in jail...So how can these, our Philadelphia police officers, call themselves officers and treat another human being like this?"

The Philadelphia police Commissioner says that the officers were on edge, upset and tired from a round-the-clock manhunt looking for a suspect wanted in the shooting death of another officer.

ckhalil@kltv.com

Video courtesy of ABC News.

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