UPDATE: 3 NJ police officers who had taken paid leave after "disturbing" the arrest video show police officers repeatedly punching a man in the face. A video taken by a friend shows how the 19 -year-old Cyprian Luke, who was arrested and arrested on Saturday in Dover, beaten by the police, brought down, sprayed with pepper spray and suffocated. The police accused Luke of assault and criminal offenses. He has a 13:30 clock. Court date scheduled for Monday.
The arrest is being investigated by the authorities.
"The Morris County Procuratorate has informed the NJ Attorney General of this matter and is carrying out the investigation under OAG supervision," a spokesperson for the Morris County Procuratorate said in a Monday morning statement. "Currently no further information can be published."
Luke was charged with domestic violence by the authorities, although family members claim that the police did not mention the arrest warrant when they approached him on Saturday at 2:00 am near a Krauszer store.
"When I started running and picking him up first, they sprayed him with mace and they were all on top of him," Marcus Robinson told DailyRecord.com in a video interview. "He could not move his arms, but then they said stop resisting, at the same time they started beating him, I thought he was going to die."
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Robinson and Luke were in Dover to get some tattoos, Robinson told DailyRecord.com Luke is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, and the extent of his injuries is unknown to friends and relatives He is severely injured and in pain.
About 50 people, including Luke's friends and family, protested in front of the Dover Police Station on Sunday night.
Dover Police were unable to immediately call for NJ Advance Media on Monday morning a comment can be reached.
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