The police report said officers hit 20-year-old Phuong Ho more than 10 times with a metal baton and used a Taser gun according to a police report from Sept. 3.
A cell phone video was taken by one of Ho’s roommates, according to the local CBS affiliate.
The video was posted on the San Jose Mercury News Web site.
“It takes me back to the day I saw the Rodney King video on TV,” Roger Clark, a police expert and a retired lieutenant with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, told the CBS affiliate.
San Jose Police Chief Rob Davis said officers Kenneth Siegel, Steven Payne Jr., Jerome Smith and Gabriel Reyes have been placed on paid leave, according to the report.