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Man punched in videotaped arrest pleads not guilty

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A man who was caught on tape being punched by a San Diego police officer pleaded not guilty to resisting arrest and being drunk in public Wednesday.

38-year-old Shawn McPherren appeared to have a black eye during his video arraignment  His controversial arrest outside the Alibi Bar in Hillcrest Sunday night was captured on cell phone video.

Police say McPherren was resisting arrest when he was punched and shocked with a taser.

The department is investigating whether excessive force was used.

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