Deputies investigating after video shows officer punching man outside Midtown club

ATLANTA — The Fulton County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a deputy was caught on camera punching a man outside a Midtown club.

Channel 2's Aaron Diamant obtained cellphone video that shows another deputy pulling the first officer off the man.

Earlier, the deputy was seen pushing the man away from a lounge along Spring Street and slapping him while in uniform.

Later, video shows the deputy wearing just a white tank top, running across the street and hitting the man again.


At one point, the man is on the ground as the deputy pummels him and another deputy pulls him off.

Diamant got the following statement from Fulton County:

"Deputies are held to a higher standard and are expected to respond professionally to all incidents. This agency never condones any form of misconduct."

The Sheriff's Office has not identified the deputy in the fight or said if he will face any discipline.