, but the police say the video does not accurately portray the events that took place.

According to WHDH, the woman who captured the video said she didn't think things were going to go so far. She said that the police first pepper sprayed the man, and then hit him repeatedly with their night sticks.

The police say they were responding to a call that said a woman was being strangled.  They say they confronted him, and he laughed when it was just two officers and told them they should call for back up.

The video now has some people demanding answers as to why this kind of action was taken.