Police in Tuscaloosa, Alabama are investigating after a video surfaced showing a team of officers cursing, Tasing and using a nightstick on a University of Alabama student during an arrest at an apartment early Sunday morning.
According to AL.com, police were reportedly called to the apartment complex after a noise complaint. It is unclear exactly what took place next, but multiple videos of the incident are gaining attention on social media.
The video shows an officer talking to a group inside the apartment at the front door. The students at the apartment can be heard questioning whether the officers were arresting them or detaining them and whether officers were within their rights to search the apartment.
Once officers entered the apartment, they can be heard on the video telling students to "Shut the (expletive) up." When told the incident was being videotaped, an officer replied, "I don't give a (expletive),” according to AL.com.
One of the men involved was taken outside the apartment and hit with a Taser stun gun. He was also struck multiple times with an officer’s nightstick. Two men and one woman—all students at the University—were taken into custody.
The officers were reportedly from the Tuscaloosa Police Department and The University of Alabama Police Department.
The Tuscaloosa Police Department released a statement once the video surfaced, which read: "The City of Tuscaloosa and the Tuscaloosa Police Department have been made aware of videos regarding an incident that occurred on November 8, 2015 at 3:19 a.m. that were a result of a loud music call. A full investigation of the circumstances that are depicted in these videos will be conducted and all appropriate measures taken to ensure the integrity of the Tuscaloosa Police Department in serving the citizens of Tuscaloosa."
University officials released the same statement.
The officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave.
You can watch the video from the user below.
WARNING: The video contains graphic content.
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