SARASOTA, Fla. — The Sarasota Police Department is investigating after one of its officers was accused of kneeling on the head and neck of a man being arrested.
The man, 27-year-old Patrick Carroll, allegedly hit the mother of his children and threw her to the ground, Officers noted she was bruised and had areas of swelling on her body.
The incident reportedly happened on May 18. Sarasota police said the department was tagged in a social media post showing what happened on Monday before Chief Bernadette DiPino began the investigation.
On Tuesday, Sarasota police released helicopter video of Carroll's arrest "to continue our transparency."
Editor's warning: Some viewers might find the following video upsetting
Anyone who might have information about the case is asked to call Sarasota Police at 941-263-6027, DiPinio at 941-263-6012 or Heather Robinson, the Administrator for the City of Sarasota Police Advisory Panels, at 941-263-6322.