Video that shows officer with knee on man’s neck sparks fury

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Video posted on social media that shows a Pennsylvania police officer with his knee on a man’s neck trying to restrain him has prompted protests and a demand from the local Black Lives Matter group to suspend the officers involved.

The video shot Saturday night from a passerby’s vehicle shows Allentown officers restraining a man on the ground outside a hospital. A protest formed hours later outside the police station, with calls for an investigation.

Allentown Police released a statement Sunday night saying the interaction is being investigated and additional videos are being reviewed.

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