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Two Chattanooga police officers under investigation

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -The Chattanooga Police Department is conducting an investigation into two of its officers after an incident involving a federal prisoner at a Chattanooga half-way house.

In June, Chattanooga police were called to the Salvation Army half-way house facility, on a call Adam Tatum was being unruly and he possibly had a knife.

Video surveillance at the facility captured the scene as police asked Tatum to lie on the ground.

He didn't comply and police took him down.

The video reportedly shows police officers kicking and beating him.

His girlfriend says he had to spend two days in the hospital with a shattered leg.

The criminal defense attorney who represented Tatum says the video shows what he calls, "excessive, unwarranted force."

We contacted police to find out the status of the two officers involved, Sean Emmer and Adam Cooley.

Police say this is an active and open investigation and can not comment right now.

Representatives with the Salvation Army tell us they are aware of the incident and are cooperating fully with investigators.

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