LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Long Beach, Calif., Police Chief James McDonnell says it's too early to make any judgments about a man who was repeatedly struck by officers with batons and shocked with a stun gun while lying on his back.
Police say the man was combative and had attacked another man before his arrest.
The Los Angeles Times reports McDonnell on Wednesday acknowledged video of the incident was "disturbing" and said "Each action of the officers will be evaluated fully."
A nearly five-minute cellphone video shows Long Beach officers hitting Porfirio Santos-Lopez in the legs six times Monday.
Santos-Lopez's girlfriend Lee Ann Hernandez told the Los Angeles Times that her boyfriend had recently shown signs of mental illness, but did not deserve the beating.