SHOCK VIDEO: NYPD Officer Appears To Strike Protesters With Bato - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

SHOCK VIDEO: NYPD Officer Appears To Strike Protesters With Baton

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - Just before 8 p.m. Wednesday, reportedly at the corner of Broadway and Wall Street, a New York Police Department officer appeared to turn on a throng of activists with the Occupy Wall Street movement, hitting them with a baton. A video posted hours later to YouTube shows the officer wielding the baton with two hands -- like a baseball bat -- as he swings at and strikes the demonstrators. At one point, a woman can be heard shrieking in the background.

The white-shirt cop, most likely a supervisor, had stood next to at least a half-dozen other officers, including other department brass. The video shows the officer appearing to nudge a spectator out of the way, back up and raise his baton. He then gets off three swings before the crowd appears to surge toward him -- digital cameras and video recorders held high.>>>CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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