WATCH: RPD Arrest Man, Family Says He Was Assaulted

The Rochester Police Department is defending itself against new allegations of police brutality. Officers took Roy Siplin Junior into custody Friday after spotting a vehicle he was in that may have been involved in a shooting. However, the driver sped away before eventually crashing into a utility pole nearby. When police went to arrest Siplin, an officer punched him in the face while Siplin was trying to hold onto a fence. The department says the officer was attempting to get a hold of Siplin's arms.