A video of a police officer using excessive force on a man in California has gone viral. The officer was seen hitting a man with a baton while he was on the ground. However, police have said that the man, Gary Christian, was resisting arrest and physically assaulted the officer.
A community investigation has been launched to determine if the force used by the police was in accordance with current laws and policies. The incident follows a recent spate of police brutality cases, particularly against the black community, which has sparked nationwide protests in the US.