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Officials investigating incident involving police using excessive force in arrest

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BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) -

The Office of Internal Affairs is investigating an incident where three police officers are accused of using excessive force while arresting a man.

Officials say that the incident was caught on camera and posted on Youtube earlier this month. The video portrays police officers during an arrest that was made in 2011.

Officers Elson Morales, Joseph Lawlor and Clive Higgins are placed on administrative status with pay pending the completion of the investigation.

"I'm concerned by what I saw and ordered the Office of Internal Affairs to conduct an immediate, thorough and timely investigation," said Chief Gaudett in a press release. "If violations are found, we will take action. Our officers are held to high standards and rightfully so, and we intend to maintain these standards."

Officials say that the man arrested in the video has not filed a complaint with police.

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