In the video, the handcuffed man, suspected of stealing mobile phones, screams in fear as his interrogator laughs and a voice can be heard threatening to put the snake into the suspect's mouth and pants.
Indonesian police have acknowledged officers terrorised a Papuan man with a live snake after a video of the incident circulated online showing the man screaming in fear and his interrogator laughing.
A Polish man, Jakub Skrzypski, who is being held in a Jayawijaya prison while on trial for treason said earlier this week he'd been assaulted by police officers visiting the prison as guards looked on.
The suspect was believed to have stolen mobile phones.
Jayawijaya police chief Tonny Ananda Swadaya said in a statement the officers had been disciplined by being given ethics training and moved to other locations.
During the video, a voice can be heard ordering the man to open his eyes and at one stage threatens to put the snake into his mouth and under his pants.
"We have taken stern action against the personnel", he said, adding the officers themselves had not physically attacked the man.
Papua province's police spokesman said the officers involved are being questioned by an internal affairs division of the national police.
Security forces have been accused of human rights abuses while conducting counter-insurgency operations.
Human rights lawyer Veronica Koman shared the footage saying it was indicative of a culture of racism against indigenous Papuans in Indonesia.
"When this snake video surfaced, many Papuans, particularly activists, who have been in and out of jail for political reasons, said that they have long known that snakes are being used by police and military", she said.
The resource-rich area borders Papua New Guinea and became part of Indonesia in 1969.
Papua police spokesman Kamal said he was not aware of another case.