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January 06, 2011
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Video: St. Louis PD investigates filmed 'beating'

A YouTube video surfaced showing a city officer hitting a man with his nightstick

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis police are investigating after a YouTube video surfaced showing a city officer beating a man with his nightstick.

The department issued a Tuesday statement saying all the circumstances are not yet known, but that the New Year's Day video is "disturbing."

Police say they haven't identified the officer. But they say once they do, he'll be placed on administrative duty pending investigation.

The video was shot at a convenience store, through an uninvolved vehicle's window.

Convenience store owner Joel Platke says the off-duty officer was working security when a young man came in and caused a disturbance. He says the video doesn't show the man grabbing at the officer's ankles and that he believes the officer did nothing wrong.

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YouTube had removed the video by midafternoon Tuesday.

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