Officer accused of beating teen in the streets

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Philly cop accused of beating teen in the streets
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The camera was rolling as a cop allegedly beat a teenager in the streets of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA (KTRK) -- Bystanders accused a police officer of beating a teenage girl Monday in the streets of Philadelphia.

Video posted to Facebook shows the officer engaging the teen while trying to break up a brawl between two groups of people in Philadelphia's southwest side.

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At one point, witnesses can be heard screaming "no," as the officer appears to swing their fists in the teen's face.

A second officer jumps in with their night stick drawn to assist the first officer.

Local reports indicate Philadelphia police are aware of the video, and are investigating.

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