New Jersey Transit Police say that they are investigating a video of one of their officers beating and dragging a man, who appeared to be unresponsive on Saturday night.
The video, which has already gone viral, appears to show an officer drag and hitting a man lying on the ground outside of the Trenton Transit Center.
The video was captured by a woman who she was waiting to be picked up at the Trenton Transit Center Saturday when she noticed the interaction and immediately pulled out her phone.
The officer can be seen dragging the man and screaming"Get up and get out," before throwing him onto the pavement. The man is unresponsive, but that did not deter the officer from dragging him again, cursing at him and then hitting him. The man does appear to respond towards the end of the video.
"There was no resisting. He wasn't even speaking," the woman told ABC News. She requested to remain anonymous.
"I was torn on what to do. I thought this was the best thing, so that going forward this might not happen to someone else," she added.
"After my phone died it continued to happen. The berating. Probably another five minutes. Dragging him on the cement and dragging his face on the ground.
"I don't know if anything occurred. I'm not speculating that anything did. I can only attest to what I saw. And what I saw wasn't warranted," said the woman.
The department confirmed it is one of their officers in the video.
New Jersey Transit Police released a statement to Action News saying:
"The matter is currently under investigation with New Jersey Transit Police Department's Internal Affairs. The officer has been placed on administrative suspension pending the results of that investigation."