Disturbing cell phone video from inside Detroit Receiving Hospital shows a Detroit police officer repeatedly punching a naked woman in the face and body as she is being held by other officers.
According to Fox 5, the officer started unleashing a barrage of punches when the woman spat.
Detroit police said the officer, who has not been identified, that threw the punches has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. They have not commented on any punishment for the officers who held the woman as their fellow cop beat her.
The woman who recorded the video said it was clear the woman being attacked was mentally unstable, but the hospital has not confirmed that information.
The woman who recorded the video was shocked other officers did not try to stop the abuse.
“So many of them, they could have restrained her or tried to stop him. He was physically giving her blows to the face, to the body. The lady was screaming stop hitting her like that, don’t punch her like that,” the woman said.
Detroit Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood said they are conducting an internal investigation to “determine if the force used was reasonable and necessary.” Kirkwood chose not to comment on the video.