Calls for a Round Lake Beach police officer to be removed from active duty after he was captured on camera Saturday punching a woman in the head three times while she was on a gurney.
The confrontation happened Saturday evening after Round Lake Beach police responded to a 911 call requesting assistance because a woman was experiencing a mental health crisis, the department’s statement said Saturday.
“Did you tape the part where she bit me in the leg?” he says in a second video taken by the same person. “See the bite mark?” he says later, turning his leg and pointing near his , still covered by his uniform.
In a close up of the video, you can see the woman is clearly biting the officer.
A representative of the department said “While striking a person who is actively biting an officer is within policy, the video is disturbing.” he added “To ensure that all officers followed proper policies and procedures, the Round Lake Beach Police Department will look to have an external evaluation of the incident,”