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Man beaten by Portuguese policeman at soccer game alleges aggravated assault in complaint

In this screen grab made from video provided by CMTV, a boy cries as his father is attacked by police with batons, outside of a stadium, in Lisbon, Portugal, late Monday, May 18, 2015. Portuguese prosecutors are investigating a policeman who beat a man in front of his young children and punched their grandfather outside a soccer stadium, sparking a national scandal. Police approached Jose Magalhaes, his two sons and his father Sunday outside Guimaraes stadium in northern Portugal, where Benfica had just won the Portuguese league title, according to film footage and witness reports. (CMTV via AP)

In this screen grab made from video provided by CMTV, a boy cries as his father is attacked by police with batons, outside of a stadium, in Lisbon, Portugal, late Monday, May 18, 2015. Portuguese prosecutors are investigating a policeman who beat a man in front of his young children and punched their grandfather outside a soccer stadium, sparking a national scandal. Police approached Jose Magalhaes, his two sons and his father Sunday outside Guimaraes stadium in northern Portugal, where Benfica had just won the Portuguese league title, according to film footage and witness reports. (CMTV via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The lawyer representing a man and his elderly father who were beaten by a Portuguese police officer says she has filed complaints accusing the officer of aggravated physical assault.

The alleged offenses carry a combined maximum sentence of eight years in prison.

Lawyer Sonia Carneiro told the AP on Friday the two complaints are on behalf of Jose Magalhaes and his 66-year-old father.

Live video of the officer beating Magalhaes with a truncheon outside a Portuguese soccer stadium Sunday, and also punching his father, triggered a scandal in Portugal.

Magalhaes's sons, aged 9 and 13, witnessed the incident but were not hurt.

The police, the public prosecutor and the government have all opened investigations into the officer's conduct.