Video sparks HPD inquiry
Internal Affairs will investigate an alleged beating after a video was posted online
A YouTube.com video showing alleged "police brutality" during last weekend's football game between the University of Hawaii and the University of Washington has started an internal investigation at the
Honolulu Police Department.
Dozens of fans rushed the field after UH solidified its 35-28 victory against Washington at Aloha Stadium.
In the fan recording, posted on YouTube.com as "UH Police Brutality," a fan rushing the field was subdued by a police officer and the officer threw punches, although it is unclear where or if the blows landed.
Police spokeswoman Michelle Yu said Internal Affairs detectives have launched an investigation as a result of the video posting.
The investigation will entail interviewing the alleged victim, the officer, surrounding witnesses and the video recorder, police said. The alleged victim in the recording was not arrested.
During the game last Saturday, police reported several injuries of fans, some of whom were hurt in their scramble to the field, but none were serious.
Two men were arrested during the game, one for alleged abuse of a household member, and another for alleged assault of a police officer. Security had escorted 14 people out of the stadium during the game for unruly behavior.