SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- This video was from an eyewitness of what some residents are calling a case of police brutality. It was uploaded to our YNN Facebook page Monday.
The person who uploaded the video said it happened Saturday on Park Street near Oak Street.
The Syracuse Police department has seen the video. They say they have commenced an internal investigation by the professional standards division of internal affairs.
Mayor Miner and Chief Fowler issued the following joint statement this afternoon regarding the video:
“After learning about the video, Chief Fowler immediately contacted the Mayor’s Office and the Syracuse Police Department commenced an investigation through the Office of Professional Standards. We are committed to conducting a thorough investigation of this matter and taking appropriate action. We have made great strides in improving the relationship between the citizens of Syracuse and the Police Department. We are committed to continuing to improve that relationship and, as such, we take this incident very seriously and are exercising the diligence it deserves.”