Police investigate arrest video after Wheeling family alleges excessive force

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Monday, June 8, 2015

WHEELING, Ill. (WLS) -- Wheeling police say they are conducting an internal investigation after a mother claims an officer used excessive force on her daughter during an arrest.

Police say they arrested a man and, after an alleged altercation with police, a woman, while responding to a call of a fight in the 70-block of North Wolf Road Saturday.

During the arrest, family members captured video footage that they allege shows police using excessive force during the woman's arrest.

Although police are investigating the incident, officials say the officer involved has not been taken off his beat. Police also say no formal complaint has been filed by the alleged victim.

The man and woman both face battery charges.

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