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Cop claims he was assaulted by suspect

A Philadelphia police officer testified yesterday that he was punched and bitten by Askia Sabur during a violent September arrest that was captured on video and posted on YouTube.

WEST PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia police officer testified yesterday that he was punched and bitten by Askia Sabur during a violent September arrest that was captured on video and posted on YouTube.

The video shows officers hitting Sabur with batons, which caused a gash on the back of his head, but Officer Donyul Williams said the video was incom­plete. Another officer involved the case will testify on Dec. 1.

 
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