Sarasota police release video of beating - FOX 13 News

Sarasota police release video of beating

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The Sarasota Police Department has released video of one its officers hitting a man before arresting him.

Jason Dragash, 29, was arrested two months ago at a Sarasota nightclub on disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest charges. Those charges were eventually dropped.

The video is from surveillance cameras at the bar.

An investigation has been underway into the incident. Documents say Officer Scott Patrick admitted he "punched the defendant in the right side of his face" about "ten times" to get him to comply during the arrest.

The Sarasota Police Department refused to release the video, citing the investigation. But on Tuesday, a judge gave the department five days to release it.


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