MESA, AZ - A video of a man being arrested by Mesa officers on Thursday is prompting accusations of police brutality.
The video , posted to YouTube on Saturday, shows a man being aggressive toward officers as they were reportedly trying to detain him on trespassing charges.
WATCH VIDEO OF THE ARREST FROM THE OFFICER'S VEST CAM IN THE VIDEO PLAYER ABOVE (WARNING: VIOLENT CONTENT, EXTREMELY GRAPHIC LANGUAGE)
According to court documents, an officer found Mantang Tai wandering around inside a Mesa Circle K near Center Street and McKellips. When approached, Tai told authorities he was waiting for his prescription.
WATCH VIDEO BELOW (WARNING: VIOLENT CONTENT, EXTREMELY GRAPHIC LANGUAGE)
The officer told Tai he needed to move along and asked him several times to leave. When the officer tried to to detain Tai for trespassing, he resisted. Tai was able to break free from the officer's grip and started screaming.
Court documents state Tai took an aggressive stance toward the officer, prompting the officer to deploy his Taser twice.
The attempt to subdue Tai was unsuccessful and he charged and punched the officer in the face, records state.
Several on-duty and off-duty officers arrived a short time later, and were also met with aggression from Tai. Police said it took four officers, as well as use of a Taser and pepper spray to detain Tai.
Kameron Babbitt's video of the incident has so far garnered nearly 10,000 views on YouTube. Babbitt said he began filming on his phone after the confrontation seemingly turned into "a dogfight".
Several comments on the video accuse the officers of using excessive force, while others praise the officers' response.
Tai was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, criminal damage, and criminal trespassing.
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