CANYON COUNTRY (CNS) - A use-of-force investigation was underway this morning after video surfaced on social media of two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies from the Santa Clarita Station struggling to take a man into custody.
The incident occurred about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Jakes Way and Daniel Street, the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff's station said.
The video opens with the man above a deputy on the ground, then a second deputy pulls the man off by using a neck hold. The second deputy moves on top of the man and both deputies struggle to subdue him. About 20 seconds pass and deputies appear to have control of the man when he begins kicking and temporarily breaks free of the deputies' hold. A vehicle pulls up and blocks the view of the struggle and the video ends.
It was unclear what led up to the altercation.
Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics responded to a deputy-involved fight at the location and treated the man for some facial cuts. It was unclear if either of the deputies was injured.
Anyone who witnessed the incident was asked to contact the Santa Clarita sheriff's station at 661-255-1121.
Photo: Getty Images
Copyright 2021, City News Service, Inc.