Baltimore officer resigns after punching incident recorded

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A Baltimore police officer has resigned after a video surfaced online showing him repeatedly punching a man and knocking him down over steps on a sidewalk.

Interim Baltimore Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle said Saturday he was “deeply disturbed” by the video that surfaced online Saturday.

The video begins with the officer standing in front of a man who has his back to a wall before the officer starts punching him.

In a statement, Tuggle says the officer was suspended while police “investigate the totality of this incident.” The police department announced the officer stepped down Sunday.

Tuggle says part of the Baltimore police investigation will involve reviewing body worn camera footage. Tuggle is asking any witnesses to contact the department’s Office of Professional Responsibility at 410-396-2300.

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