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WATCH THIS: Claims of Excessive Force by Dayton PD
DAYTON -- Video of a man's arrest on Friday is raising questions about whether Dayton Police officers used excessive force.
A man in a nearby home watched from a window as officers tried to arrest the man after a traffic stop.
"He came and kicked the dude then he got to punching him. I was like you're not supposed to be doing that," said the man who recorded the video on his cell phone.
The arrest happened Friday in an alley behind Main Street near Marathon Avenue.
We talked with Dayton Police who say 36-year-old Shane Sprague was pulled over after a traffic violation on Main Street.
Officers found an arrest warrant for Sprague out of Xenia so they asked him to get out of the police cruiser to put him in handcuffs.
That's when officers say he starting resisting arrest and became combative.
"He resisted multiple verbal orders and resisted for several minutes before officers were finally able to get his hands behind his back," said Dayton Police Maj. Matt Carper.
Carper says people need to see the whole story before anyone makes any judgment.
ABC 22/FOX 45 obtained the cruiser cam video to show you what authorities are talking about.
Carper points out that in the dash cam video you can see Sprague resisting arrest as officers try to put handcuffs on him. He is tasered several times -- and then another officer comes to assist in the arrest.
"From what I've seen so far from this investigation, the officers were in compliance with the policy," said Carper.
We're told the investigation is not complete and that the proper protocol is being taken to make sure the actions by officers are in line with the department's policy.
Sprague was taken to Greene County for that outstanding warrant before being released.
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