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A police officer in Yakima, Washington, has reportedly been placed on desk duty after a video apparently showed him kicking a toe on the ground after spraying him with pepper spray.

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A police officer in Yakima, Washington, has reportedly been placed on desk duty after a video apparently showed him kicking a toe on the ground after spraying him with pepper spray.

Officer Ian Cole, of the Yakima Police Department, was seen on video Sunday, kicking a teenage boy on the back of the hotel with his right foot, just after he pepper-sprayed him, the Yakima Herald-Republic reported.

Interim Police chief Gary Jones said in a press release published on Monday that the department was aware of the video and is investigating the situation as a “use of force review.”

Jones did not confirm what the video apparently showed, and he did not identify, nor confirm that the officer, who was reportedly in research. The department did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.

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According to the news outlet, the alleged incident happened after the teenager — who was at the Central Washington State Fair with his family was attacked by a group of children.

“He was struck in the head and he was struck in the body,” the boy’s lawyer, Bill Pickett, told the Yakima Herald. “He was trying to protect himself and his family.”

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About 15 people were reportedly involved in the fight, and four people were arrested on suspicion of the fight, the head of the police told the outlet. Pickett said the teenager was not one of those arrested.

The boy’s lawyer plans to file a complaint with the city, because “the family wants justice.”

“They need to know that they are heard and they need to know that this kind of behavior is wrong and that they need to know that this is going to stop it,” Pickett said.

Nicole Darrah cover breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @nicoledarrah.

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