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SAN FRANCISCO — A man has been arrested after reportedly punching an off-duty San Francisco police officer during a protest over police killings in the city.
The incident occurred at the corner of 17th Street and Mason Street just before 10 a.m.
Sunday, police said in a statement.
Police were called to the area after protesters called for police to release a video showing a police officer punch a man in the face, who was then dragged by his feet by an officer, police Lt.
Steve Galloway said.
Officers were on foot, walking in and out of traffic and saw a group of people pushing an overpass, Galloway told the San Francisco Chronicle.
A video posted on Facebook showed the suspect, a 20-year-old San Francisco resident, punching an unidentified officer as he was being handcuffed and arrested.
The video, which shows the man being hit in the back of the head, showed a large crowd, including several officers, in the street, Galloway said.
Police said in their statement that the man was identified by witnesses as Matt Hassebeck, 20, and arrested for assault and battery.