Experts: Force appears excessive in Arkansas beating video


By JAKE BLEIBERG and ANDREW DeMILLO, the Associated Press

The attorney for a man seen on video being punched and kneed by Arkansas officers says the violent arrest is part of an alleged pattern of excessive force by a sheriff’s deputy. Policing experts said some of the blows appeared to be unjustified or even criminal.

A bystander’s video of Randal Worcester’s arrest on Sunday in the small town of Mulberry, Arkansas, sparked outrage after it was posted online.

It shows a sheriff’s deputy repeatedly punching and kneeing a man in the head before grabbing his hair and slamming him against the pavement. Meanwhile, another officer was holding Worcester down as a third also kneed him over and over.