Vancouver police has been asked to conduct an investigation into the actions of a Victoria officer who appears to kick a suspect on the ground during an arrest that was recorded and posted on YouTube.

Victoria Police Chief Jamie Graham made the announcement yesterday and added that the officer involved is now on desk duty.

The video was recorded Sunday night as three police officers broke up a fight involving eight men. Six of the men were arrested and later released without charges.

A 56-second video of the incident posted on YouTube had been watched more than 60,000 times by Wednesday afternoon.