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LAPD investigating officer excessive force

May 29, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The LAPD is launching an investigation into charges that officers used excessive force against a bicyclist during a ride in Hollywood Friday night.The alleged victim recorded the incident on Hollywood Blvd. near Highland during a ride by the group "Los Angeles Critical Mass".

The video was posted on YouTube.

He says he witnessed officers swinging batons at riders and also says officers jumped in front of cyclists and kicked their bikes trying to cause them to go down.

He says when officers saw him videotaping, he was tackled.