June 28, 2016
A new video that has surfaced shows a SEPTA police officer throwing a man to the ground after a verbal altercation.
The video, which has been posted on several websites, appears to show a transit police officer asking a man recording the incident, "How many times do I have to ask you to stand back?" He then tells the man he's going to get locked up.
The officer then turns to a man in handcuffs and tells him to sit down. The man appears to refuse, asking the officer why he is being detained.
The officer tells the man to calm down and sit, but the man continues to ask why he is being handcuffed, claiming the officer put his hands on him for no reason. Then, the officer tackles the man to the ground, telling him to relax before helping him back up.
You can watch video of the incident below (Disclaimer: video contains explicit language):
It is not clear where exactly the incident took place, what led to the incident or when it occurred.
SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel said Tuesday that an investigation into the incident is ongoing and that a press conference to discuss its results will probably be held Friday.
The outcome of the investigation is expected this week. https://t.co/QpMjYg1N6g— Thomas J. Nestel III (@TNestel3) June 26, 2016
This story will be updated as more details become available.