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Bethel officer faces police brutality complaint

By Associated Press 6:24 PM August 9, 2014
BETHEL –

A police brutality complaint has been filed against a Bethel officer, and city officials say they are investigating.

KYUK reports (http://is.gd/yVFbel) Linda Green claims she saw a police officer repeatedly pick up a man and slam him to the ground July 12. She filed a complaint that day.

Green says she went to the media after city officials weren’t responsive.

A police report for an incident about the same time says an officer confronted a highly intoxicated “Indian” male, who was verbally abusive. The officer feared the man had a weapon. He arrested the man, and took him to a hospital, where he was cleared.

Court transcripts indicate the man couldn’t appear at a hearing the next day because he was hospitalized for his injuries, including possibly a broken collarbone.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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