The New York Police Department said it has launched an internal investigation of a plainclothes police officer caught on video punching a young suspect as three uniformed cops tried to subdue and handcuff him during an arrest.
The video shows a young black man surrounded by NYPD officers when a white man in a camouflage jacket sprang from nowhere to punch multiple times in the stomach.
“Hey! Hey! Hey! Stop it! Get off of him!” yelled Sarah Doneghy, who recorded the incident and uploaded the video to YouTube. The video does not indicate the date or time of the incident.