UPDATE: Seattle Officer Kicks Juvenile in Groin, Chest, Head; WATCH THE VIDEO
SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle Police Chief John Diaz plans to decide in a few days whether to ask an outside agency to investigate an undercover officer who kicked a suspect.
Video of the Oct. 18 arrest shown by Seattle TV stations shows the officer kicking the 17-year-old in the groin, chest and head. The arrest followed the assault of two officers during an undercover drug investigation.
The officer has been placed on administrative assignment at home while the Office of Professional Accountability gathers information about possible misconduct.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington wants the Justice Department to investigate whether there is a pattern of civil rights violations by Seattle police.
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