[WATCH] Cop on Desk Duty After Violent Arrest of Ravenna Man by Pittsburgh Police Officers

A Ravenna man who traveled with his wife to a Roger Waters concert in Pittsburgh this week ended up pinned to the pavement and beaten by police.

The incident occurred after Daniel Adelman, 47, stepped outside the PPG Arena to smoke a cigarette and saw two Pittsburgh police officers — working off duty and in plain clothes — trying to arrest a stranger.

Three other officers, including at least one in uniform, soon became involved and Adelman joined the fray.

A bystander apparently videotaped what happened next. The video, which has been viewed online thousands of times, shows an officer repeatedly striking Adelman and slamming his head into the ground before subduing Adelman with a Taser.

Adelman later said he was trying to help police, but ended up in trouble himself. His family said he suffered a broken nose, dislocated shoulder and possible concussion.

On Wednesday, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said one of the officers involved — Andrew Jacobs — was put on desk duty as the city and district attorney review what happened.

“Our police officers are trained to de-escalate situations,” Peduto said in the prepared statement. “We have zero tolerance for deviation to that standard.” The other officers involved returned to regular duty.

Adelman, a newlywed who married a nurse from Stow about nine months ago, works as a house painter.

He spoke with Pittsburgh television station KDKA as he left the Allegheny County Jail on Wednesday.

“I was smoking a cigarette and I see an officer with a suit on and then I see this other guy and I thought the officer in the suit was in trouble,” Adelman told KDKA. “So I went down there and, you know, and then all hell broke loose.”

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