WATCH: Video Shows California Cop Beating Man and Pulling Gun Out

March 13, 2017

The encounter occurred Friday afternoon when police responded to a 911 call claiming a man was acting “crazy” at a gas station in Vallejo, California, CBS San Francisco reports.

However, the officer is seen on video repeatedly punching the suspect with his fists and flashlight while the suspect shouts “I am God, I am God”.

After two videos surfaced Saturday of a Vallejo police officer tackling and beating an unarmed man on the center median of a road and aiming his gun at onlookers, authorities said the officer involved is not on administrative leave. “He immediately dove on the kid and started whaling on him”.

When the police arrived, the first officer chased the man until finally he got exhausted and sat down on a sidewalk.

As for the cop, according to Indy Bay, he has been identified as ex-Marine Spencer Bottomley and was named in another police brutality case on April 11, 2016. “The cop, on the other hand, came right up behind him”. Arriving officers then push the crowd back.

Footage of the confrontation shows the officer hitting the man three more times after a second officer arrived to help subdue the man. The officer later pulls a gun on the crowd, telling them to “get the f– back”. The man the first officer beat was charged with being under the influence and resisting arrest, according to KPIX 5.

The Vallejo Police Department has now opened an investigation into the arrest and said it is reviewing the video and “will take appropriate action” if they determine any laws or procedures were violated by the cop. “When we’re down on the ground, we want to get the person in custody as quickly as we can and we use personal weapons”, Cameron said.

Howard Jordan, former Oakland police chief, expressed concern regarding the officer’s use of force after the arrival of an assisting officer.

“I understand the officer needed to try to keep the people from getting close to him”, said Jordan.

“Just like anyone else, officers are innocent until proven guilty”, Lt. Jeff Bassett from Vallejo police department wrote in a statement to KRON 4 news.