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Cops videotaped stomping, tasering man

BRIDGEPORT (Hartford Courant)—Three Bridgeport police officers were moved to desk jobs after a video surfaced that allegedly shows them beating a suspect during an arrest, according to a news release from the department.

An anonymous witness posted the video on YouTube on Jan. 6. The incident, which occurred in Beardsley Park, reportedly took place on May 20, 2011.

In the video, a man trying to run from police is shot with a stun gun. Once he is down, two officers appear to start kicking and stomping him. Shortly after, a third officer pulls up in a cruiser, gets out and appears to join in the beating.