PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia's police commissioner says four
officers are going to be fired and four others will be disciplined
for their roles in the beatings of three shooting suspects.
The encounter was captured on videotape and it prompted
The commissioner says another eight officers who had physical
contact with the suspects will undergo additional training on the
policies concerning the use of force.
Commissioner Charles Ramsey says the disciplinary decisions were
made after a review of frames from an enhanced tape of a video from
a TV news helicopter.
It showed the suspects being pulled from their car, and groups
of officers kicking, punching and beating the men.
A total of 18 city police officers and one transit officer were
involved. Police said they had been pursuing the car in connection
with a triple shooting.
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