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Fla. officer put on leave after kicking suspect


By Todd Ruger
Sarasota Herald Tribune

SARASOTA, Fla. — A police officer is under investigation after a video surveillance camera at the Sarasota County jail recorded him kicking and stepping on a man who was handcuffed.

The tape shows Officer Christopher Childers pull a squad car into the jail's sallyport area with Juan G. Perez, 21, with his hands handcuffed behind him in the back seat about 8 p.m. on June 26.

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