Allentown Police officer recorded kneeling on man's neck outside hospital 07/13/2020 11:22 am PDT Comments Black Lives Matter to Lehigh Valley - Facebook via WNEP: ALLENTOWN, Pa. (WNEP) -- A controversy erupted over the weekend in the Lehigh Valley, triggered by a video showing a police officer's knee on a man's neck in Allentown. Allentown Police say they encountered a man vomiting and staggering toward a hospital emergency room on Saturday night. Police said he was non-compliant. The incident at St. Luke's Hospital Sacred Heart Campus prompted a Black Lives Matter protest in Allentown later Saturday night. The city's mayor and police chief showed up at the protest to ease tensions. The man restrained by police was treated and released. VIDEO: Black Lives Matter to Lehigh Valley - Facebook “The observed erratic behavior resulted in the officers and hospital staff interacting with the individual,” the police department wrote in a news release, at which point they say the man began to yell, spit and scream at them. The Morning Call reports the Allentown Police Department is conducting an internal investigation into the use of force. The Lehigh County district attorney's office also assigned two county detectives to investigate the incident, and the district attorney will release a statement this week when his review of that investigation is complete. MORE: Allentown police officer seen kneeling on man's neck - WNEP Allentown police say man in video showing officer kneeling on neck was 'noncompliant'; Black Lives Matter group rejects explanation - Morning Call VIDEO: Black Lives Matter to Lehigh Valley - Facebook Video of Allentown police officer kneeling on man's neck: Woman who took it says she was shocked, and George Floyd's attorney weighs in - Philadelphia Inquirer Allentown, Pa. police respond to video showing officer kneeling on man's neck - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette #CaughtOnCamera #CaughtOnVideo #LawEnforcement #Pennsylvania #Philadelphia #PoliceBrutality #WNEP Related Stories Ex-cop Derek Chauvin in court, $1M bail set with conditions Chauvin charged with 2nd-degree murder; 3 other officers charged Minnesota Attorney General to take over George Floyd case Lawsuit alleges officers of color were barred from guarding Chauvin UPDATE: 4 officers fired after man dies in Minneapolis Police custody Ahmaud Arbery’s mother: George Floyd lying in the street just like my son Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.