A video filmed by a bystander in San Jose, California, on May 2 has some viewers claiming police brutality (video below).
San Jose Police Department identified the suspect as 22-year-old Juan Moreno-Lopez, and officers claim he threw something into the bushes when they approached him and then took off running.
Moreno-Lopez turned in the direction of the cops "in a combative manner" and tried to hit an officer with a bottle, police claim. Moreno-Lopez then reportedly engaged the officers in a fight.
Roberto Tejada and his mother were driving through a parking lot when they saw Moreno-Lopez being arrested.
The cellphone video shot by Tejada's mother is dark, but CBS San Francisco reports that two cops are holding a suspect on the ground when more police officers come on the scene and "appear to kick and beat the suspect with their fists and billy clubs."
People are heard off-camera yelling for the officers to stop.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, the video went viral on Facebook and sparked rumors that Moreno-Lopez was killed. He is still alive.
Tejada told CBS San Francisco in Spanish that the behavior of the police was an injustice and worse than a gang.
San Jose Police Department's internal affairs is investigating the incident.
Police claim Moreno-Lopez resisted arrest after being subdued, so extra officers were called in.
Moreno-Lopez was taken to a hospital, and later booked in the Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, being under the influence of a stimulant, possession of methamphetamine, and destruction of evidence.