ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando's police chief says state officials will look into whether an officer used excessive force for repeatedly kicking a man sitting passively on a curb.
Orlando Police Chief John Mina said Wednesday that he has asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate. Mina's decision came hours after 30-year-old Noel Carter filed an affidavit asking the State Attorney to bring battery charges against the officer who kicked him at least a dozen times — and against another officer.
The two officers were working at a downtown nightclub last Thursday when a bystander captured the kicks on video.
Mina says the video shows only part of what happened. He says Carter and a woman were arguing when the officers intervened. Carter has been charged with domestic battery, among other counts.