Joining us > a use of force investigation is underway after kennewick officers tased a man and hit him in the back seven times.> it was all caught on video and it's been shared more than 16-hundred times.
Kapp-kvew's kaitlin knapp explains what led up to it and what police had to say.
51-year-old gordon bailey ran from kennewick police after allegedly breaking into a truck.
After he was tased and on the ground... another officer punched him seven times.
Now, a use of force investigation is underway.
Around 4:00 tuesday afternoon, officers were called to a transit center near huntington and kennewick.
Remie rees/kennewick police department "police showed up.
Attempted to contact him and he went into a bus.") rees said bailey eventually came out and took off.
Bailey ended up behind a dry cleaner a few hundred feet away.
Remie rees/kennewick police department "he was told if he did not come off the fence that he would be tased.") officer josh kuhn tased bailer and used physical force.
Officer stan howard came from around the corner.
He then hit bailey two times on the side and five in the back.
Remie rees/kennewick police department "if the subject is on the ground and they're not following commands, their hands are hidden or they're not complying, that starts to alarm officers as far as what their intentions might be.
If they don't comply, force can be used to get them to comply if need be.") rees said a use of force investigation is always conducted when a taser is used or other types of force.(sgt.
Remie rees/kennewick police department "part of use of force investigations is to hold officers accountable, so that's one of the reasons why we do it.
If there were any issues at any point with officers, that would be handled accordingly.") the officers are ánot on administrative leave.
A use of force report, which will be reviewed by the chief of police, will determine if any policies were violated.
In kennewick, kaitlin knapp, kapp-kvew local news./// > bailey was sent to the hospital and medically cleared.
> he was booked for vehicle prowling, criminal trespass and resisting