Baltimore Police Accused of Beating Black Man (Video)

| by Michael Allen

A recently released cell phone video appears to show Baltimore police beating Jamar Kennedy outside a bar last Tuesday night.

According to CBS Baltimore, in the video (below) Kennedy is hit with a baton by a Baltimore police officer. Moments later, when Kennedy is kneeling, he is shocked with a Taser by another officer.

“I have not come to any conclusion at this point. Every action and inaction will be reviewed in question and up to policy and asked if that action was necessary,” Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said in a statement.

Kennedy, who was left bloodied, is facing charges of second-degree assault and resisting arrest, reports The Baltimore Sun.

The five officers involved in the incident have been placed on paid administrative leave during an investigation of the confrontation.

Fraternal Order of Police President Robert F. Cherry claimed the police officers followed department rules and didn't do anything wrong.

Sources: CBS Baltimore, The Baltimore Sun