A 20-year-old Venice man who appeared to be punched in the face by police in a video showing his arrest was released from jail Monday, according to media reports.
FOX-TV and KTLA-TV reported that Ronald Weekly spent two nights in jail and returned home Monday morning after being arrested for investigation of resisting arrest. FOX-TV reported that Weekly's father believes his son was a victim of police brutality.
A video (see attached) shows four Los Angeles Police Department officers apprehending Weekly after he was stopped Saturday afternoon for skateboarding on the wrong side of the street.
"I turned around to two cops running directly at me and throwing me on the ground, putting my arms behind my back and tying my legs to my arms and telling me I was resisting arrest," Weekly told KTLA.
Weekly said he suffered a concussion and a broken nose and cheekbone.
The LAPD said the arrest was under investigation.