VERIFY: Did this viral video of police beating a man happen in Grand Rapids?

We looked into why a video of a police beating is circulating around Grand Rapids.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - A jarring video of a police officer beating a 25-year-old man recently made its way around Facebook with a caption indicating it just happened in Grand Rapids. 

We can Verify the incident shown in the video did not take place in Grand Rapids. 

In fact, the actual altercation took place in Ohio over a month ago. The Euclid Police Department issued a statement on the matter, which said in part:

It is the mission of the Euclid Police Department to provide professional and transparent service
to the residents, business owners, and visitors to the City of Euclid. This entire incident
will be reviewed, in detail, so that the public can have a full and open understanding of the series
of events that eventually led to this violent encounter.

Our sister station in Cleveland received dash cam footage from the incident, you can find that here.

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