Cincinnati police are reviewing a bloody weekend assault that sent a man to the hospital,
Video posted on social media shows a group punching and stomping on 27-year-old Christopher McKnight while he is violently beaten as the crowd taunts and laughs at him.
A second amateur video shows him on lying on the ground, apparently unconscious and his face bloodied. The group around him appeared unconcerned.
McKnight was hospitalized with a broken nose and a concussion.
"It was not good what happened this weekend," Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said. "Certainly not good from an optics standpoint, as well as the realism of an innocent individual being beaten up like that."
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A police report labeled the incident as an "anti-white" crime because the reporting officer claimed McKnight was attacked by a group of people from the "opposite race." But Cincinnati Police Captain Mike Neville retracted that description Monday.
"Right now, I don't have reason to label that as a hate crime .” Neville said.