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Use of force under investigation after Target arrest caught on camera

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Darla Miles has the story from Brooklyn. (WABC)

The NYPD is investigating the use of force used by officers during an arrest at a Target store in Brooklyn that was caught on camera.

The video shows several punches being thrown, including two by a male officer and two by a female officer, as a crowd instantly gathers around the officers from the 70th Precinct who are attempting to arrest Alando Brissett.

"That's when people actually responded," City Councilman Jumaane Williams said. "That's when the crowd got animated. It didn't seem to be the arrest or whatever happened before. It seemed to be the punches....There are a good few seconds there where they're just kind of wailing on him."

The video was shot by a Target shopper on Flatbush Avenue in Midwood just after 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Police say after Brisset dropped off some bottles for recycling, he asked for a receipt. And when he was told the store doesn't provide them, Brissett refused to leave.

Williams spoke with Target employees, who said Brisset was there the day before, and his behavior then was alarming.

"We want to make sure that people understand that something happened before the video," Williams said. "Because it starts off with the arrest, you don't know what's going on before that. But even within that context, we still need to find out what the protocol is when someone is not complying."

Authorities say that not only did Brisset refused to leave, he also refused to give them his name. He was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct.

The incident is now under internal review to determine any misconduct.

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