A video showing officers in Georgia tackling and pinning down a 10-year-old has gone viral, sparking outrage and calls for the Athens-Clarke County police to investigate.
On July 20th, police arrested the child’s father on a domestic violence charges, reports the Red and Black.
The child was apparently distraught over the arrest, and tried to get to the patrol car where his father was being held.
Officers grabbed the kid and pushed him to the ground. As one officer walked away, the other twisted the child’s arms behind his back and dangled handcuffs in front of him, as he’s heard saying “I’m sorry” and “Yes Sir.”
Officers claimed they were trying to deescalate the situation and that the child was not under arrest.
Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Scott Freeman ordered internal affairs to investigate according to a statement by police.
The video was posted by Ariel Collins, a relative of the boy.
“These mfs done slammed my lil cousin on the car first (the footage I didn’t get) then on the ground and he’s only 7 #CNN #CHANNEL2 #11LIVE #FOX5 🤔 …” she wrote on Facebook. “and, FYI Eric didn’t do anything but was tryna talk to his dad who was in the police car. THAT’S IT!!!!!”
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