Security guards have been caught on camera punching and kicking a man in a wheelchair outside a restaurant in Wisconsin.
Jesus Lopez is shown being beaten by the guards outside of Jalisco’s Restaurant in Milwaukee on Saturday.
Lopez allegedly refused to leave the establishment and initiated the physical altercation, the owner of the security firm that provided the guards said.
The two shown hitting and punching Lopez are no longer employed with his firm, he said, while the owner of Jalisco’s Restaurant said the company would hire a new security firm in a social media post on Saturday.
Lopez is recovering in a hospital, according to friends.
In part of the video, Lopez is shown advancing toward the guards as he is punched from the right by one of them.
As he flips around after being struck and appears to be retreating, another officer kicks him in the head.
The person behind the video camera can be heard laughing while this takes place.
Two security guards caught on camera punching and kicking Jesus Lopez, who is confined to a wheelchair, outside of Jalisco’s Restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin have been fired
The man who took the video told Fox News that Lopez caused a small disturbance in the establishment, when he was told to leave, and the guards began to assault him.
Police confirmed the arrests of the guards in the video on Sunday morning.
The owner of the restaurant responded in a Facebook post that the restaurant was aware of what happened on Friday night.
The man who took the video told Fox News that Lopez caused a small disturbance in the establishment, when he was told to leave, and the guards began to assault him
But the owner of the security firm that provided the guards said that Lopez refused to leave the establishment and initiated the physical altercation
‘We have been serving Milwaukee for over 30 years as a local family owned business and have a great appreciation for our customers and our community,’ the Facebook post read.
‘The actions that the independent security company took in this matter are NOT acceptable and do not reflect Jalisco’s mission or core values,’ the Facebook post read.
‘Effective immediately we will have a new security company working our restaurant starting today.
‘We have been striving to serve Milwaukee to the best of our abilities and we take the protection of our customers very important.’
The restaurant where the incident occurred is located near South Cesar Chavez Drive and Washington Street.
The two guards who struck Lopez have been fired, and the owner of Jalisco’s Restaurant (pictured) said it would no longer be using the security firm, moving forward