Police video shows cop violently pulling handcuffed man's hair

Iowa police officer strikes handcuffed suspect and violently pulls his hair after high speed chase. KWWL's Jessica Hartman reports. (NBC)

(KWWL)  Newly released video shows a Waterloo, Iowa police officer verbally and physically assaulting a suspect in handcuffs.

The suspect, Montavis Keller, is accused of leading police on a high speed chase through Waterloo and Black Hawk County back in April.

The chase ended when Keller crashed his car into a Waterloo home. Two children were inside at the time of the crash.

Keller is charged with attempting to hit a police officer with his car and is also facing drug and weapons charges for items allegedly found in the car.

In the dash cam video, you can see Keller run away from the crash before surrendering as a sheriff deputy pulls his gun.

The deputy, along with two other Waterloo officers, hold Keller down and handcuff him.

Then another officer identified as Officer Adam Wittmayer runs up.

You can see Wittmayer yank on Keller's dreadlocks several times while using vulgar language to call Keller names.

Then Officer Adam Wittmayer hits Keller in the head.

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