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Video of Canadian police punching downed man goes viral
OTTAWA, Ontario (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Viral video of a Canadian police officer caught repeatedly hitting a man in the head as two other officers held him down is sparking outrage.
The Ottawa Police Chief says his officers were called out to an assault on a security guard late Friday night.
When officers arrived, they found two men causing trouble, then one of the men allegedly punched an officer.
That's when witnesses say several officers moved in throwing one of the men to the ground.
"We were shocked. We were all just standing around watching, and we were just really worried about him," said eyewitness Kira-Lynn Federber. "I didn't know if he would get up and stand up and walk away. I thought they could kill him, the way they threw him on the cement."
Ottawa police say the man walked away from the incident with minor injuries, but there will be an internal review.