Man accuses police of excessive force after video shows Raleigh officer knee, punch him during arrest

Video of an arrest by Raleigh officers went viral after it was posted to Twitter Wednesday and now Raleigh Police Department officials say they're investigating the incident.

The video, posted to Twitter and retweeted more than 5,000 times as of 4:30 p.m. showed officers kneeing a driver, pulling him out of his vehicle and repeatedly hitting him during an arrest.

The driver in the video, Braily Andres Batista Concepcion, 22, was arrested and charged with DWI, three counts of hit-and-run, two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, simple possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.

The arrest happened on Navaho Drive Tuesday morning.

Officer said around 9:30 a.m. they received a report of a hit-and-run in the 3500 block of Wake Forest Road. According to the report, the suspect had fled the area and was involved in a second hit-and-run in a parking lot at St. Albans Drive and Wake Forest Road. Then, while taking off from that crash, the driver also hit a utility pole.



By: ThisIsButter (39338.10)

Tags: Cops, Chasing, arrested

Location: Raleigh