An Albuquerque police officer was taken into custody and booked Friday evening after an investigation showed he turned his body cam off before allegedly beating a suspect, reports KOB4.
Officer Cedric Greer, 24, is facing misdemeanor aggravated battery charges after witnesses say he repeatedly punched a suspect who was offering no resistance during a stop.
An investigation was launched into Greer’s actions after a police cadet reported him to his superiors.
According to the State Police report, Greer, “… battered an individual during a call for service that he was conducting at a local Albuquerque hotel. He struck the individual’s head several times with a closed fist and then delivered several strikes to the individual’s chest causing bruising. Witnesses claimed the individual was cooperative with Mr. Greer before and after the battery.”
Further investigation revealed that Greer had turned his body cam off before the alleged beating, turning it back on afterward. Video from the camera captured his finger shutting down the camera attached to his lapel.
According to a spokesperson for the APD, Greer is currently on administrative leave following his release from jail on a $5,000 bond.
Greer is one of two officers being investigated for the alleged assault.
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