Video shows officer appear to kick child to ground, Boynton Beach police are investigating

BOYTON BEACH, Fla. - Boynton Beach police are investigating after a video surfaced of one of their officers kicking a child's legs from under him while the child's hands appear to be restrained behind his back.

Police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said one officer has been placed on administrative duty after the footage was found online Tuesday. It's unclear what the child was being charged with. Slater said she could provide no further details because the incident was under investigation by the internal affairs section.

The video shows two boys apparently being arrested. An officer approaches one and appears to kick him, causing the boy to fall to the ground.

Slater says no formal complaints have been filed over the incident but police are "concerned as to the initial appearance of the video."

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