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Investigation ordered into officers named in excessive force lawsuit

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

The Springettsbury Township police chief has requested an investigation into three officers who were named yesterday in an excessive force lawsuit. One of the men was named in two suits.

Chief Thomas Hyers said York County District Attorney Thomas Kearney and Chief of York County Detectives Darryll Albright will be handling the investigation.

The three employees being investigated have been place on administrative desk duty until the investigation is complete.

The officers named in two lawsuits yesterday is accused of using excessive force during arrests that were recorded by video cameras. The other two officers are each named in a single suite alongside the first officer.

No criminal charges have been filed against the officers.

The suit alleged that a patrolman punched and slapped a woman while she was handcuffed in the back of a police car in April 2011, according to attorney Devon Jacob. Jacob also represents a man who claims he was thrown to the ground, threatened, and had five ribs broken when he was arrested by the same officer in August 2012.

Hyers said he will address the media about the issue at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday inside Springettsbury Township Police Headquarters.

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