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Video appears to show Coral Springs police officer kicking handcuffed man

Posted at 1:00 PM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-06 13:00:41-05

Four Florida police officers are on administrative leave after a cell phone video appeared to show one of them kicking a handcuffed man accused of stealing candy and drinks.

The video shot by a bystander Tuesday night shows 28-year-old Gabriel Narcisse-Beckford sitting on a curb with Coral Springs police officers around him.

One officer kicks the man as another officer tells him to stop.

WSVN reports that Narcisse-Beckford had struggled with police and had been shot with a stun gun.

Coral Springs police Chief Clyde Perry saw the video Wednesday and tells WPLG he immediately contacted the State Attorney's Office.

Jail records say that Narcisse-Beckford is black, 6-feet tall and 350 pounds. He faces multiple charges.

The identities of the officers haven't been released.