VIDEO: Push-Up Punishment In R.I.

The North Providence (R.I.) Police chief launched an internal investigation after officers allegedly forced several teenage vandalism suspects to do push-ups as punishment.

A resident videotaped the suspects doing push-ups surrounded by officers and three cruisers. Acting Chief Paul Martellini told NBC 10 he would reserve judgement until the investigation was complete.

"This is not a day and age where you can take the law into your own hands," Mayor Charles Lombardi said.