Cop On Video Punching Man At South Florida Walgreens

Riviera Beach Cop Punches Man At Walgreens

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The Riviera Beach Police Department is investigating one of its own officers after an he was caught on body-cam video punching a man inside a Walgreens last month.

Officer Kyle Culver, who is white, is seen telling 34-year old Artie Edwards, who is black, to leave the store after the man had exchanged words with a cashier who refused to take a twenty-dollar bill from him. He repeats the word "Go" a couple of times and then Edwards tells Culver that he better not put his hands on him.

That's when the video shows the officer punch Edwards in the face.

The police report states that Edwards, who was arrested for obstructing an officer and trespassing, had a clenched fist but that isn't apparent in the video.

The punch is referred to as a "compliance strike" due to the officer's knowledge of Edwards' supposed aggressive behavior in the past.

Police aren't commenting.

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