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Durham officer accused of beating woman during arrest

Posted November 28, 2012 11:41 a.m. EST

— A Durham police officer has been placed on paid leave amid an investigation of allegations that he beat a woman during an arrest, officials said Wednesday.

Cpl. Brian Schnee is accused of hitting a woman in the face during an Oct. 28 arrest. The woman was charged with assault on a government official and resisting a public officer.