A New Castle, PA police officer has been placed on administrative leave after repeatedly slamming a man’s head on a hard kitchen floor.
Police say that on Monday afternoon they responded to a domestic disturbance that involved an intoxicated man who had assaulted a juvenile male.
The police incident report says that the intoxicated man tried to run towards a knife that was on the kitchen counter, which caused the officer on scene to initiate a physical encounter with the man.
In their statement, police say,
“The video appears to show the second officer subdued the intoxicated male through force. The male was then handcuffed and transported to UPMC Jameson Hospital, where he was treated for cuts to the head. The suspect was released from the hospital and sent to the Lawrence County Jail on charges of simple assault, harassment and resisting arrest.”
The officer in question will remain on administrative leave pending the internal investigation.