The Baltimore Police Department wasted no time in suspending an officer just hours after an incident caught on video showed him repeatedly punching a suspect Saturday.
In the video, the suspect can be heard saying "So what? Don't touch me," and the officer immediately starts throwing more than a dozen punches at the man, who does not fight back. He tackles him onto a stoop and knees him once, but continues to punch the man.
After he is tackled to the ground, he can be seen bleeding from his mouth as the two officers hold him to the ground and arrest him.
"I’m deeply disturbed by the video that surfaced online earlier today," said Interim Baltimore Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle. "The officer involved has been suspended while we investigate the totality of this incident. Part of our investigation will be reviewing body worn camera footage."
Caution: the raw video below contains adult language