A Texas police department is facing backlash after a video showed two of their officers beating a black man as they pinned him to the ground.
In the footage, taken by a witness on Saturday, Forrest Curry, 35, is heard repeatedly pleading for the officers to stop punching him outside the Chaparral Apartment Homes complex in east Fort Worth.
He screams: 'Why are you punching me? Stop punching me!'
Officers with the Fort Worth police department came to the scene after firefighters responding to a different incident reported an 'intoxicated and combative' man who had allegedly tried to assault them.
They say Curry fled when they arrived and that what the video shows is the officers struggling with him as they try to handcuff him.