Category: Society / February 22, 2013 3:49 PM EST
Video showing police kicking and hitting a robbery suspect as he was lying on the ground in a parking lot in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec was released on Friday (February 22).
The surveillance video of the incident was played during the suspect, 19-year-old Alexis Vadeboncoeur's bail hearing on Thursday (February 21).
The officers said in their police report that Vadeboncoeur had broken into a business and that they had to use force because their lives were in danger.
The four officers were suspended with pay and had their guns taken away about ten days after the arrest on February 8.
A police investigation on the incident is now underway.
(Video Source: Reuters)