Perps: St. Paul police officers Jesse Zilge and Matthew Gorans Victim: Eric Hightower Department: St. Paul Police Department What happens when you send two white thumpers out to arrest a black man? The results should not be a surprise to anyone. Jesse Zilge was displined for "pushing an 18-year-old man and throwing him to the ground while working as a St. Paul Park officer in 2006". (Star Tribune) St. Paul paid a $250,000 settlement and suspended Matthew Gorans for three days for a 2009 incident in which "he kicked and kneed a man several times in the head and neck area". (Minnesota Public Radio, Star Tribune) History repeats itself. This YouTube video of the latest incident was recorded by the victim's friend, Lord Stitts: CBS Local Minnesota: St. Paul Police Address YouTube Arrest Video (Aug 29 2012) St. Paul Police say they will address the content of a YouTube video showing an alleged incident of police brutality. The video was recently posted to YouTube, and shows a man being arrested by an officer [Jesse Zilge]. At one point in the video, it appears that the officer kicks the man in the throat while he’s lying down on the sidewalk. Later in the video, another officer [Matthew Gorans] arrives and the two are seen pulling the man’s hair and shoving the man face down onto the hood of the police cruiser. KARE 11: Man who shot arrest video tells his story (Aug 29 2012) The video that launched a St. Paul police investigation was shot by an auto mechanics student named Lord Stitts. Stitts says he was walking with his best friend Eric Hightower Tuesday evening when a police car drove across the grass through Lewis Park. "That's when he pulled up, jumped out with his Mace in his hand and just walked up Macing." Stitts says he grabbed his phone and started recording, as Hightower fell to the ground. "You see he's clearly choking on the mace, not resisting arrest or anything - kicked him in the face for no reason. Nobody can understand why he would do that." Stitts points to a spot in the video where the arresting officer appears to punch the handcuffed Hightower in the face, before two officers forcibly push Hightower's head into the hood of a squad car. "You catch that," says Stitts. "Slams him on the car." Stitts says he's most puzzled by the officer's apparent demeanor after the kick. "Watch his face; he's laughing, smiling," he says, referring to the video. "I mean, it's crazy." Pioneer Press: St. Paul: Arrested man says cop kicked him as he choked on Mace (w/ video) (Aug 29 2012) Eric Hightower was lying on the ground, coughing and choking because a St. Paul police officer had just squirted him with a chemical spray, when he said the officer suddenly kicked him. "It was like he was kicking a football or something," the 30-year-old man said Wednesday, Aug. 29, the day after his arrest, after a video of the officer's use of force was posted on YouTube. "He kicked me so hard, he knocked the wind completely out of me." St. Paul Police Chief Thomas Smith said Wednesday that he called for an expedited internal affairs investigation as soon as he saw the video, which he said "raised some serious concerns about the use of force of one of my officers." The video shows an officer, whom Smith identified as Jesse Zilge, kicking Hightower. After Hightower was handcuffed, Zilge and another officer slammed Hightower's face into a squad car hood, according to the video, which also shows officers apparently pulling the man's hair.