Sacramento police launch physique cam video of controversial arrest of 12-year-old boy


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) — Sacramento Police are defending their actions within the newest alleged case of extreme drive, this one involving the controversial arrest of a 12-year-old boy.

On Wednesday the division launched officer physique digital camera video from the April 28 incident that exhibits the combative boy struggling and apparently spitting on one of many officers.

Police say they noticed the boy working away from a personal safety guard and helped detain him final month. The video exhibits officers working to calm the boy, who repeatedly curses and shouts that he cannot breathe.

Officers had been confronted by bystanders who videotaped the encounter whereas objecting that the boy was being detained.

(WARNING: The under video is the uncooked unedited arrest video. It options grownup language and robust video. Viewer discretion is suggested)

Within the video police could be seen putting a mesh “spit masks” on the 12-year-old boy whereas he repeatedly curses and threatens the officers.

Police Chief Daniel Hahn says officers used the masks to guard themselves.

“I’m grateful that our officers had been keen to proactively intervene once they noticed suspicious exercise, and that no person was injured throughout this encounter,” wrote Chief Hahn in a press release.

The boy was later launched to his mom and cited for battery in opposition to an officer and resisting police.

Witness video of this arrest was posted, Could 7 on Sacramento’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ Fb web page and shortly went viral and drew sturdy condemnation from many individuals locally.

“We is not going to tolerate our group, significantly our younger folks, being handled in the best way this younger man was handled,” stated the legal professional for the boy’s household, Mark Harris in a Youtube video.

Harris says his consumer was simply having fun with a close-by neighborhood carnival when he accosted and chased down by the safety guard.

“We wish to make it possible for the better Sacramento group, the state of California, and the world are conscious of what occurred to this younger man.”

Harris, a civil rights legal professional, additionally represents the household of Stephon Clark, the unarmed 22-year-old black man who was shot to loss of life by Sacramento Police in 2018.

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That lethal capturing led to a number of protests and intense criticism of the Sacramento Police Division.

In March of 2019, it was introduced that the officers who shot and killed Clark wouldn’t face prices for his or her position within the lethal capturing.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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