The Associated Press
Monday, July 8, 2002; 10:21 AM
LOS ANGELES –– An amateur video shows Inglewood police officers punching a teenager and slamming his head against the hood of a patrol car, and the department said it will investigate.
The probe was announced Sunday after the tape, taken a day earlier from a nearby motel, was turned over to police and local media.
The fight erupted after two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies stopped a car for a routine traffic check in Inglewood, a Los Angeles suburb, and were joined by three local officers, said sheriff's Deputy Bill Spear.