NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AP) -- Three New Orleans police officers pleaded not guilty Monday to battery charges based on a videotape showing two patrolmen repeatedly punching a 64-year-old man accused of public intoxication and a third officer grabbing and shoving an Associated Press Television News producer who helped capture the confrontation on tape...
There are two videos of the incident at the link.
Previously: AP pics NOPD beating; photog gets warned off
UPDATE: From "Victim of police beating says he was sober":
A retired elementary teacher who was repeatedly punched in the head by police in an incident caught on videotape said Monday he was not drunk, put up no resistance and was baffled by what happened.
Robert Davis said he had returned to New Orleans to check on property his family owns in the storm-ravaged city and was out looking to buy cigarettes when he was beaten and arrested Saturday night in the French Quarter...
A federal civil rights investigation was begin in the case. Davis is black. The three city police officers seen on the tape are white...
From the CNN link above:
Three of the officers appeared to be white, and the other is light skinned.
10/14/05 UPDATE: From this:
One of the three New Orleans police officers suspended and charged in connection with the videotaped beating of a retired teacher in the French Quarter received psychiatric treatment after an apparent suicide attempt in the mid-1990s, but was hired as a cop about a year later when he passed the department's psychological tests, according to his attorney and three people who worked with the officer before he joined the force.