Arkansas Officers Suspended After Viral Video Shows Them Beating A Suspect

Arkansas Officers

Three Arkansas law enforcement officers have been suspended after a video was posted to social media showing them punching and kicking a suspect that was under arrest.

Randall Worcester, 27, was arrested for resisting arrest, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, terroristic threatening, and second-degree assault. A video of the arrest was uploaded to TikTok.

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A store clerk called police after Worcester allegedly spat in their face and made threats. Worcester was arrested.

Arkansas State Police said they will investigate whether the use of force by the deputies and police officer was consistent with Arkansas laws.

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that two deputies would be suspended and that Arkansas State Police would investigate.

Mulberry Police Chief Shannon Gregory said the department takes such videos seriously and will take appropriate action after the investigation.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. Arkansas officers suspended after video shows suspect being beaten  The Guardian US
  2. Investigation underway after Arkansas deputies seen hitting a man  THV11
  3. Arkansas officers suspended amid investigation of viral video showing them punching, kicking suspect  Fox News
  4. 2 Arkansas deputies suspended and 1 officer on administrative leave after video posted of violent encounter with man outside store  CNN
  5. 3 Arkansas Law Enforcement Officers Suspended Over Arrest  HuffPost
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