LA Firefighters Caught Kicking, Beating Homeless Man: Report

LOS ANGELES, CA — A video circulating on social media Saturday shows firefighters from the Los Angeles Fire Department punching and kicking a homeless man in front of a fire station, according to media reports.

The fire service has launched an internal investigation and the firefighters involved in the conflict were given administrative duties, a spokesman told City News Service.

According to the fire service involved in the altercation, the transient in the video had attempted to break into the fire station. In the video, three firefighters drag the man away from the station. Video footage shows firefighters punching and kicking the man as they pull him away from the station.

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A woman who lives behind the station told ABC7 that the passer-by is a “troublemaker” and often causes trouble for the homeless and others in the area.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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