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Robert Leone Brutally Beaten By Pennsylvania State Police: Federal Lawsuit (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

A handful of Pennsylvania State officers are under fire this month as attorneys review video showing arrestee Robert Leone being beaten to a bloody pulp.

Leone, 33, filed a federal lawsuit against cops after the March 2010 arrest, when he alleged that he was Tasered, hog-tied and assaulted after a low-speed car chase, the Daily News reported.

A 75-minute video of the incident (clip below) went viral on YouTube after it was released last month. The footage, taken from a dashboard camera in one of the police cruisers, appears to show an officer jumping from the top of Leone's car onto his back, while others give him a barrage of feet and fists, according to the Press & Sun-Bulletin.

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Further audio recording reveals one of the officers screaming at Leone in a profanity-laced outburst.

"Who do you think you're messing with?" One officer says in the video. "We're the Pennsylvania State Police ... it's not just some chumps."

The angered cop accuses a sobbing Leone of spitting on him.

The lawsuit alleges that Leone -- who already had "a swollen eye, lacerated wrists, multiple Taser marks, dried blood around his nostrils and bruises on multiple locations of his body" -- was further attacked and Tasered while lying on a hospital gurney later in the evening.

One officer also reportedly broke his hand on the back of Leone's head, and was taken from the scene by an ambulance that was supposed to pick up the battered Leone, WBNG reported.

Leone was convicted in August 2010 of assault on an officer and three other charges stemming from the incident. Prosecutors said he was carrying the prescription drug Adderall in his car at the time of his arrest.

He was granted parole in March, but is still in prison because there's no agreement on where he'd stay if released.

WBNG reports that Leone's family believes authorities want to keep their son imprisoned for the maximum four years so that the statute of limitations against the troopers involved runs out and they won't face punishment.

Citing the pending litigation, Maria Finn, Spokesperson for the Pennsylvania State Police refused to answer any questions from The Huffington Post on the case, including whether any of the officers involved will face criminal charges or if any of them are still on duty. She also declined to address the accusation that authorities want to keep Leone in jail so that the troopers won't be sanctioned.

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Comment by Oliver F. Sampson on April 30, 2013 at 5:15pm

@sufferahsmusic...WFT is your problem? why is everything out of your mouth soo stupid and idiotic???? Don't you get it yet? all these years on earth and you still don't get it??? The police is here to protect RICH people. Mostly rich white people but it you become a rich black man you too could possibly benefit from their "protection" This is NOT the first white guy to be beaten and abused by the police. This is wrong on every level and it is not something you should be happy about FOOL!!!!

Comment by Jason Johnson on April 30, 2013 at 12:06pm

The cops knew of his previous arrest for assault on an officer - they got revenge. Tax payers should not pay for their defense lawyers.

Comment by OBAMA THE GOD on April 29, 2013 at 6:29pm

Sun Star Thank you very much, Sun star.

Comment by OBAMA THE GOD on April 29, 2013 at 6:28pm

People got to stop the race thing. About white man, black man, or blue man. I am just a blogger. Just read the blog.

Comment by OBAMA THE GOD on April 29, 2013 at 6:27pm
Comment by Lawrence English on April 29, 2013 at 5:32pm

I HATE THE POLICE-FUKUM!!

Comment by Fedora McClaren on April 29, 2013 at 3:40am

If he did spit on this guy, it was probably because he was in Mr. Leone's face...

Comment by Fedora McClaren on April 29, 2013 at 3:21am

Goodness... abuse is abuse, Sufferahmusic... this is a police state, no matter who you are, depending on where you live...

Comment by Sufferahsmusic Media Prod on April 29, 2013 at 1:52am

ONLY THING I CAN BE HONEST ABOUT IF IT WAS BLACK NONE OF  YOU NAPPY HEADED ASS HOES WOULDNT BE FORWARDING THIS VIDEO TO ANYONE..... SIT YOUR ASSES DOWN WHEN IS A WHITE MAN ALL OF UNU TURN INTO BIG ACTIVIST...PULEASE GIMMIE A BREAK MEK THE WHITE BWOY TEK A BEATING TO...WHAT HIM TOO GOOD FI GET A RASS BEATING THE POLICE TELL HIM TO STOP THATS WHAT HE SHOULD HAVE DONE

Comment by Mr. Johnson on April 28, 2013 at 11:00pm

All these beast are the same. Law enforcement officers are just animals. Listen to the profanity that they used. No miranda rights read? They could have killed this guy. They lied all through the report. And they still have a job? Dam bastards! If they did this to a cracker imagine a brother or sister. Lets hog tie a few of them and see how they like it. Hotep!

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