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Three Arkansas Officers Suspended After Violent Arrest Caught on Video

Three Arkansas law enforcement officers face an investigation after a video went viral on social media showing them beating a suspect during an arrest. The suspect, Randal Worcester, was hospitalized with unspecified injuries before he was jailed, according to state police. The governor of Arkansas weighed in on the shocking video Monday, criticizing the officers.

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Three Arkansas Officers Suspended After Violent Arrest Caught on Video
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    The Violent Arrest

    The three officers were suspended following the Sunday arrest in which they beat Worcester, who was charged with second-degree battery and resisting arrest. The officers took him into custody on allegations of trespassing and other crimes. At one point during the video of the arrest, one officer can be seen smashing the suspect’s head into the concrete.

    3 AR law enforcement officers taken off duty and under investigation following an incident where they beat a suspect.

    3 AR law enforcement officers taken off duty and under investigation following an incident where they beat a suspect.

    Arkansas Governor Criticizes the Officers

    Speaking to the media Monday, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) called the violent arrest in Crawford County "reprehensible conduct” and addressed questions about police training.

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