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Rehoboth Beach PD Investigate Viral YouTube Arrest Video

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - Is it a case of police brutality or necessary use of force?

WARNING: Video contains explicit language

WMDT reached out to Rehoboth Beach Police Chief Keith Banks a number of times on Saturday and Sunday, but few official details are being released at this time.

The incident is still under investigation and that the man reportedly pleaded guilty to several charges Thursday in connection with the incident, says Banks, but he could not specify and could not release the man's identity. The part of the video that many are calling into question is where it appears that the man being handcuffed by Rehoboth Beach Police looks to bite an officer

The officer appears to kick the man. We're told this arrest stemmed from an incident last Sunday, April 7th at the Crosswinds Motel.

A motel employee shares her report with police with WMDT saying she called police because the man would not leave the property after using what they call "extreme profanity."

He reportedly left and after a fourth time, before police were called, our source says, "he began to verbally abuse the clerk using profanity and was spitting in the office."

The employee was asked if she thought he appeared intoxicated and she said that he was "definitely under the influence of something."

He was stumbling out of the office," said the source.

WMDT placed several calls to Chief Banks again after this report, but he could not be reached. However, Rehoboth Beach Police station released a statement that says, "the use-of-force incident is under investigation."

We tried to reach out to the man in the video, but could not speak with him at this time. He did reach out to the NBC station in Philadelphia to tell his side of the story. Jeremy Anderson tells the reporter that he has "severe head pain, severe back pain and his nerves were shot" from the incident.

Businesses in the area are apparently highly concerned over this video, as well.

We're hearing from a number of restaurant owners that the video was posted on Rehoboth Beach business Facebook pages. The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce confirmed the same thing was happening to them. The chamber president tells WMDT, "the YouTube address was posted on their Facebook page several times by a user believed to be the man in the video and the Chamber has since removed those links."

The Facebook user has also been banned from the Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

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