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Video questions Catoosa officer's use of force

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Posted at 8:26 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 09:53:05-05

CATOOSA, Okla — A video being shared online is questioning a Catoosa police captain's use of force during an arrest.

Officials say the video was posted on Dec. 29 and has been viewed over 14,000 times.

Most of the comments say the video shows excessive use of force.

According to Catossa Police Chief Ronnie Benight, his officers were dealing with a suspect who was resisting arrest, and his officers did not violate policy and were justified in their actions.

"It's completely a false narrative," said Chief Benight. "There is no excessive force. Had this individual complied with officers and not fought with officers...the use of force would have never been required."

The chief says the man, now identified as Matthew Moore, was arrested for credit card and check fraud, and several other charges.

He also says Moore was armed with a knife during the struggle.

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