Salina Man Claims Cell Phone Video Shows Police Brutality

By: Parrish Alleman Email
By: Parrish Alleman Email

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A Salina man shot video on his cell phone Saturday morning that he says shows police brutality.

Salina police are investigating the video, which since it was posted on YouTube has gained more than 15 thousand views and counting.

The man who shot the video says he and his friends were out at bar Friday night, when they got into a fight with another group inside and got kicked out. After heated words were exchanged between his friends and police, he got out his phone and started recording.

As the video starts, you can hear what sounds like someone trying to get back inside. An officer warns them they will be arrested for trespassing if they don't leave.

Then someone off camera starts screaming obscenities and an officer walks over and begins to arrest them for disorderly conduct.

That's when a few people appear to move towards the officer and the man being arrested, another officer runs in and pulls one man off, down to the ground.

“That's why I feel like it was excessive force used. Nobody was trying to put their hands on the officers. It could have been solved with just words,” the man who recorded the video, Cade Cranston said.

All police can say for now is they're investigating everything that happened.

"Well we're aware of the video and we will do further investigation into the incident,” Lt. Scott Siemsen with the Salina Police said.

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