Shocking video shows Pittsburgh cops hitting man on ground

The shocking footage shows 47-year-old Daniel T Aldeman being arrested outside the Penguins arena. Several men can be heard shouting during the arrest, with one yelling: 'Shut up, *****r.'

A video showing Pittsburgh police repeatedly punching a man being held on the ground is being reviewed by the district attorney and city police. 

The shocking footage shows 47-year-old Daniel T Aldeman being arrested outside the Penguins' arena. 

Several men can be heard shouting during the arrest, with one - apparently an officer - yelling: 'Shut up, *****r.' 

Another shouts: 'Stop resisting,' while one screams: 'Get your ******g Taser, Bobby.' 

Several men can be heard shouting during the arrest, with one - apparently an officer - yelling: 'Shut up, *****r'
The violence occurred just outside the Penguins arena

Several men can be heard shouting during the arrest, with one - apparently an officer - yelling: 'Shut up, *****r'

The shocking footage shows 47-year-old Daniel T Aldeman (pictured) being arrested outside the Penguins' arena

The shocking footage shows 47-year-old Daniel T Aldeman (pictured) being arrested outside the Penguins' arena

Adelman, of Ravenna in Ohio, appears to be battered at least eight times by five officers. 

After around a minute of punching caught on camera, he then seems to be hit with the Taser. 

The video has been widely shared online, receiving over 80,000.

District Attorney Stephen A Zappala, Jr and city police are now looking at the recording.

The cops involved have been identified as Brian Markus, Andrew Jacobs, Todd Modena, Francis Rende and Robert Palivoda, according to the Post-Gazette

The paper, which has obtained court records, also reported that the incident began when another man - warrant suspect David Jones - was spotted at about 10.45pm on Tuesday. 

He was allegedly stopped by officers but attempted to flee, prompting police to subdue him. 

Adelman, of Ravenna in Ohio, appears to be battered at least eight times by five officers
After around a minute of punching caught on camera, he then seems to be hit with the Taser

Adelman, of Ravenna in Ohio, appears to be battered at least eight times by five officers. After around a minute of punching caught on camera, he then seems to be hit with the Taser

The officers say Adelman then charged at the officers and adopted a 'fighting stance'. 

Officer Jacobs then wrote: 'In fear he was going to strike myself or other officers, I struck the male in the face to halt his attacking and advancing nature.' 

Adelman's sister also spoke out about the incident, explaining that her brother is a professional painter who is naturally passive. 

She added: 'This is so uncalled for.'