Police defend violent arrest of teenager by officers in Illinois

Police in Illinois are defending the violent arrest of a 17-year-old after footage of officers punching him in the head sparked protests.

The footage showed Hadi Abuatelah, who had fled police after a traffic stop in the village of Oak Lawn, being repeatedly punched in the legs and head by three officers on Wednesday.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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