Florida officers who beat suspect with batons investigated
10:12 AM, Jun 1, 2018
11:30 AM, Jun 1, 2018
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two South Florida police officers are on administrative leave after a bystander recorded them beating a man with batons.
Officers Jaime Cerna and Richard Allen of the Hallandale Beach Police Department are now the subjects of an internal investigation. Cerna's police report says he fired two Taser shots, but switched to his baton when they appeared to be ineffective.
We are aware of the video that was released to the media today. We ask the public and media to remain patient while we conduct a thorough and objective internal affairs investigation. We also would like the opportunity to obtain all video surveillance from the area.