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The video of two Albuquerque police officers beating up a suspect is making national headlines, and it's something the police chief can't ignore. On Thursday night, he spoke out about the incident.
"I've never seen something like this internal to the department of this level -- obviously shocking to me," said Albuquerque Police Department Chief Ray Schultz.
Schultz said there's no question that the men involved used excessive force, and that's exactly why he fired them, he said. Schultz said the men's behavior in the video is disturbing and criminal.
Surveillance cameras in the parking garage off Louisiana Boulevard captured the beating after car theft suspect Nicholas Blume was tackled.
Police said Officer Robert Woolever is shown holding Blume down, while Officer John Doyle kicks Blume repeatedly in the head. After the suspect is restrained, the officers are shown in the video walk
In: Regional News
Tags: caught on tape, raw video, cctv, surveillance, cops, police, fired, beating, brutality
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States (load item map)
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