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by Francis Akhalbey, at 11:00 am, December 06, 2018, News

Chicago cop under investigation for hitting black teen with handcuffs during arrest [Video]

A Chicago police officer is under investigation for repeatedly hitting a sixteen-year-old boy with a pair of handcuffs during an arrest.

The incident, which occurred at the Roosevelt subway station last week and was captured on video shows a group of police officers attempting to arrest the teenager claiming his description matched that of a robbery suspect, according to CBS 2 Chicago.

While refusing to comply on the grounds that he’s innocent, more officers arrive at the scene and the melee begins.

The officer in question, while repeatedly hitting the teenager with the handcuffs is asked why he is doing so by the onlookers.

After the teen is subdued and eventually handcuffed, he’s escorted up an escalator. He was however released without any charges.

Speaking with CBS 2 Chicago, Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said the teen was released because the victim of the robbery could not be located after the scuffle.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability also confirmed to CBS 2 Chicago that they are investigating the incident and that the officer in question will be punished if found guilty.

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