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Activists Calling For LAPD Officer, Seen In Video Punching Restrained Suspect, To Be Arrested And Prosecuted

SAN FERNANDO (CBSLA) - Activists are calling for the arrest and prosecution of an unnamed LAPD officer, now suspended, after video emerged of the policeman punching a carjacking suspect while the man was handcuffed to a gurney.

The video shows the suspect yelling and spitting at officers as he's being put into an ambulance in the city of San Fernando on Aug. 14. The officer is then seen stepping forward and punching the man before fellow officers get in between the two.

The group Community Build joined other organizations in calling for District Attorney George Gascón to bring charges against the officer.

"The Board of Rights has to do the right thing and stop letting officers skirt discipline. You know, if they're here to protect and serve, then we have to say protect and serve and not allow these rogue officers to repeat and beat," Robert Sausedo, President and CEO of Community Build said at a press conference.

DA Gascón's office has not yet responded to a request for comment.

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