New Jersey

Police have launched an internal investigation after a cellphone video surfaced showing what appears to be one of their officers punching a man in the head and dragging him across the pavement.

The video, which was posted on social media, was recorded by a woman from Pennsylvania who was waiting for a ride outside the Trenton Transit Center at around 10.30pm on Saturday.

It shows a uniformed New Jersey Transit officer roughly picking up a seemingly unresponsive man lying on the ground and slamming his body back down while yelling at him: ‘Get up and get out now!’