ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Police are investigating a video posted on Facebook which appears to show a police officer shoving a man to the ground in Allentown.
It is still not clear why police were called to the scene.
The video, which has been viewed by more than 56,000 people as of 2:40 p.m., shows the incident happened Saturday morning around 1:45 a.m.
Miguel Rivera, who posted the video, told 69 News the incident happened early Saturday morning on South Corn Street, behind the 700 block of South Filmore Street.
Rivera said his relative lives at South Filmore Street, and the video was taken from the relative’s security camera.
Allentown Police Capt. Bill Lake said the police department is working to determine if the officers shown are from Allentown police and, if so, exactly what happened.
“We are investigating the incident administratively,” Lake said.
John Perez is the name of the man who was pushed, and he was sent to the hospital with a neck injury, Rivera said.
Rivera said he was told there had been a family dispute that had been resolved before police arrived. He said an officer pushed Perez when he told police the family did not need their help, and raised his arm while doing so.
Court records show Perez was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest Saturday. Perez was arraigned 10:02 a.m. Saturday.
Perez is free on $5,000 bail.
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