On Tuesday morning, a small group stood outside the Springettsbury Township Police Department with signs.
Steve Kline was one of people in the group. He was outside to protest against the police brutality. "You're not supposed to fear the police, you're supposed to be raised that they're on your side, here to protect you."
The Police Department is facing a lawsuit claiming police officers, brutally beat two people, two different times.
Springettsbury Township Police Chief Thomas Hyers, says after seeing the video, he put in a request for an investigation. "I think they speak for themselves. I saw the video, you saw the video, and now the matter is under investigation."
It all stems from dash-cam video, that Attorney Devon Jacob says, shows two of the police officers beat Debra Williams while she was handcuffed in the back of a police car.
Jacob says it's patrolman Chad Moyer in the video, and another officer who tased her.
Chief Hyers says the dash cameras are there for a reason. "The cameras did exactly what they're supposed to do, catch the actions
of the officer and anybody they have contact with."
In the second case, Jacob says, Steven Landis was thrown to the ground after raising his hands, instead of putting them behind his back.
Jacob says the officer then drove his knee into Landis's side, breaking five ribs.
At the press conference the Chief says he requested York County District Attorney Thomas Kearney's Office and Detectives to handle the investigation. "I spoke with DA Tom Kearney and he will be coordinating with Pennsylvania State Police and work on these investigations."
"The reality is, the true independent investigation will be the one conducted by the Attorney Generals Office." Jacob said.
Moyer is one of three officers on desk duty now, including Corporal Gregory Hadfield who was once an Officer of the Year.
"The fact that were open and being very diligent in this investigation, I think builds the public confidence. They can say that we have a
police department that's open and transparent. That's what the people demand, that's what they expect and that's what we will give the
people of Springettsbury Township in York County 100% of the time." Chief Hyers said.
Those officers including Patrolman William Polizzotto remain on desk duty. The chief says he has yet to officially receive a lawsuit, but said he took the steps ahead of time and had no other comment.