VIDEO: State trooper's arrest of drunk man in New Orleans

(Courtesy: Joshua Plauche)

The head of the Louisiana State Police is defending one of his troopers caught on camera body slamming a man at a busy New Orleans bar.

The video, which some may find disturbing, was shot by a Florida man and has been viewed more than a half million times on Facebook and YouTube.

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The New Orleans Advocate reported that the trooper was off duty when he was asked by bar employees to assist in getting a belligerent drunk customer to leave the bar. A scuffle ensued and that trooper initiated the rough take-down.

Colonel Mike Edmondson with Louisiana State Police said the trooper acted appropriately and he will not open an investigation into the arrest.