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Deputy under investigation for elbowing video is identified

Posted at 7:23 AM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 07:23:05-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Lee County Sheriff's Office has identified Blake Grossi as the deputy placed on administrative leave after a violent act was caught on camera.

Cell phone video surfaced last week showing what looks like an officer helping a person in custody get a drink of water.

Then another officers walks up and elbows the person in the face.

Deputies have also identified the 17-year-old victim in the video. Fox 4 reached out to the family, but they did not comment.

The sheriff's department posted a comment on Twitter saying the incident is still under investigation.