Video shows Pennsylvania police officer with knee on man’s neck during arrest

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A video of an Allentown police officer with his knee a man’s neck has prompted demonstrations.

A driver passing by captured a video of the arrest Saturday afternoon in front of St. Luke’s Sacred Heart Hospital, KYW-TV reported.

The video shows three officers -- one who holds down the man whose face is against the pavement while another kneels on the man’s neck, a similar hold that led to the death of George Floyd during May in Minneapolis, WFMZ reported.

Police have not released the man's identity, body camera footage or information as to what led up to the incident.

About 100 protesters with Black Lives Matter to Lehigh Valley held a demonstration Saturday night in response to the incident, WFMZ reported.

Allentown police said earlier in the month that their use-of-force policy bans choke-holds and neck restraints similar to the one seen in the video. 

Police Chief Glenn Grannitz said police are investigating the incident, WFMZ reported

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