Man wants charges against officer seen kicking him on video

AP News
Posted: Jun 10, 2015 2:32 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando's police chief says state officials will look into whether an officer used excessive force for repeatedly kicking a man sitting passively on a curb.

Orlando Police Chief John Mina said Wednesday that he has asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate. Mina's decision came hours after 30-year-old Noel Carter filed an affidavit asking the State Attorney to bring battery charges against the officer who kicked him at least a dozen times — and against another officer.

The two officers were working at a downtown nightclub last Thursday when a bystander captured the kicks on video.

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Mina says the video shows only part of what happened. He says Carter and a woman were arguing when the officers intervened. Carter has been charged with domestic battery, among other counts.