An Allentown, Pa., police officer has been fired and charged with beating two suspect during two different incidents.
In the first incident, the former officer reportedly chased down an armed robbery suspect last spring, stopping the man by stunning him at least three times with a Taser, according to court records. Authorities allege he then kicked the suspect repeatedly in the left eye, the face and the ribs. The man lost consciousness, suffered vision loss and needed sutures to close a wound to his left eyebrow as a result of the June 12 beating, authorities said.
Six months later, the officer reportedly beat another suspect — this one handcuffed — at the end of a police pursuit, court records show. That man, suspected of driving a stolen car Dec. 18, suffered a head wound that needed staples to close, authorities said.
An internal investigation was launched, the Morning Call reports. Both victims gave statements and fellow officers said the accused officer beat the suspects, according to authorities and court records