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September 16, 2010
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Video: Pa. cops investigate alleged police beating

The cell-phone video was posted to YouTube and has since gone viral

By Kia Gregory
Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — A video showing baton-wielding police officers repeatedly striking a man in West Philadelphia has prompted an Internal Affairs investigation, police said.

The 2 1/2-minute video, posted on YouTube, captures the violent arrest of Askia Sabur, 29, outside a takeout restaurant at Lansdowne Avenue and Allison Streets around 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Five men, including Sabur and a cousin, were standing outside the Lucky Garden Chinese restaurant when two officers asked them to clear the corner. Sabur refused, telling the officers he was waiting for his food.

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