Man whose arrest by police officers using force was captured on video arraigned

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU and wires) -- A man whose forceful arrest in East San Jose was captured on a video posted on social media was charged Wednesday with one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer.

Juan Manuel Moreno-Lopez, 22, was also charged with one misdemeanor count each of possession of controlled substances, being under the influence and resisting arrest.

He appeared in Santa Clara County Superior Court in San Jose and received assistance from a Spanish interpreter.

Judge Shelyna Brown set Moreno-Lopez's bail at $116,000 and scheduled his next court hearing for May 13.

A video apparently taken during Moreno-Lopez's arrest, posted Sunday on Facebook and other social media sites, appears to show a San Jose police officer repeatedly jabbing a suspect with the end of a baton and several officers trying to subdue the suspect, who is heard groaning and yelling.

"The video is just a snippet of what happened. It's one piece of evidence that we look at in the totality of everything," Deputy District Attorney My Phuong Truong said.

On Saturday around 8:45 p.m., officers saw Moreno-Lopez walking at Story and White roads. He threw an object into nearby bushes before they approached him, police said.

He then ran to the middle of the street and became "combative" with the officers, according to police.

At one point he attempted to hit an officer with a bottle and ended up in a physical altercation with the officers, according to police.

More officers were called to assist in subduing Moreno-Lopez, but he continued to resist arrest, police said.

He continued to be resistant as he was handcuffed and placed on a gurney to be transported by ambulance to a hospital, according to police.

Once he was medically cleared, Moreno-Lopez was booked into county jail.

Sgt. Enrique Garcia said Monday that the Police Department is reviewing the incident on the video and that the department had yet to launch its planned pilot program for some officers to wear body-worn video cameras.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident involving Lopez to contact the department's assault unit at (408) 277-4161.