TUSCALOOSA POLICE INVESTIGATING VIDEO- UPDATED
Update: 3:00 p.m.
At an afternoon press conference addressing the early Sunday morning incident, Police Chief Steve Anderson said three of his officers have been placed on administrative leave as the investigation continues.
The Tuscaloosa Police Department says it’s investigating after several videos released online show police officers tasing and hitting a man during an altercation early Sunday morning.
In a statement on TPD’s Facebook page, the department says: “The City of Tuscaloosa and the Tuscaloosa Police Department have been made aware of videos regarding an incident that occurred on November 8, 2015 at 3:19 am that were a result of a loud music call. A full investigation of the circumstances that are depicted in these videos will be conducted and all appropriate measures taken to ensure the integrity of the Tuscaloosa Police Department in serving the citizens of Tuscaloosa.”
The University of Alabama says three of its police officers were involved in a videotaped arrest that included officers using a stun gun and baton on a young man.
A statement released by the school Monday says the campus police were responding to a call for emergency assistance from Tuscaloosa police.
The university confirms that Alabama students were arrested in the incident, but it doesn’t say how many.
Videos show an officer outside an apartment arguing for several minutes with occupants who refuse to exit. Officers then storm the residence and drag out two young men and a screaming woman.
An officer uses a stun gun on at least one of the men. Another officer hits him with what appears to be a baton.
Three people were arrested. No names or charges have been released.
The Tuscaloosa Police Department is hosting a news conference at 2 p.m. today, and police say the allegations regarding this video, along with the cat abuse video from last week, will be addressed.