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Family: Cell phone video shows clear police brutality

ATLANTA (CBS46) -

A cell phone video of Atlanta police striking a man with night sticks outraged one Atlanta community.

The video of the incident shows APD officers striking a man multiple times as he lay on the ground.

Neighbors were so angered by what they saw that the following day some threw bricks and hammers at police cars that were responding to a protest at the apartment complex.

Wednesday, the Atlanta Chief of Police George Turner addressed the community outrage.

"The individual was continuing to resist the arrest. We've formalized an investigation, any information of wrongdoing we will investigate it and deal with those officers," Turner said.

The family of the man in the video claim this is a clear case of police brutality.

"The police choked him from the back and wrestled him down and pepper-sprayed him and was beating him with a baton," the suspect's mother, Nisele Browning, said.

Atlanta police told CBS Atlanta News Wednesday that so far, a formal complaint has not been filed against the officers.

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