"Confused as to why he was being accosted by police, the man refused the officers’ attempts to escort him outside, insisting that he had permission to be there and asking that they allow him to prove it. His pleas fell on deaf ears, and they proceeded to place him under arrest."
Eventually, as you see in the video, four officers were involved in the beating and the arrest of Halevi. Once subdued (see 3:25 into the video) by the four, seven more officers run into the room, for a total of 11 cops. At about 4:05, Halevi is handcuffed and lifted from the floor to stand up. He was then led out of the room.
"When he resisted arrest," says CrownHeights.info, "the male officer flew into a rage and began to beat the defenseless man. As can be seen in the video below, the officer assumed a boxing stance and then lurched towards his victim, pummeling him from all sides."
I hope there is a full and thorough investigation of this incident and that the officers get the punishment they deserve. The video clearly shows an overreaction by the police. Think of this: If you are defending yourself in a fight, the law will punished you if you use excessive force. The police should be held to the same standard.