Man Arrested For Filming Officer Assaulting Children
Article from Reason by Zuri Davis.
In this video, an El Paso cop:
-Lunges at them with a nightstick
-Points his gun at them
-Arrests the kid filming thempic.twitter.com/owyzro36JT
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A video posted to Facebook shows an unnamed El Paso police officer detaining a young boy. When surrounding children criticize the officer, he pulls out his gun and aims it at the crowd. Moments later, a second officer comes to help. The officer then pulls out his baton and begins shoving spectators away from the scene.
About a minute into the video, the gun-pointing officer sets his sights on the guy filming his behavior. The young cameraman says “I’m just recording” before the officer places him in handcuffs. The camera is handed off to someone else in the crowd to capture the second arrest.
The El Paso Police Department released a statement on Saturday, a day after the video was posted. According to the statement, the officers on video were initially responding to a criminal trespass call. The officer, who was identified only as a four-year veteran stationed at the Central Regional Command Center, was reassigned to desk duties while the department’s Internal Affairs Unit investigates the events captured on video.
Assistant City Manager Dionne Mack told reporters at a press conference that one minor and one adult were taken into custody and “charged with interfering with a police investigation.” Mack said the incident was being investigated based on a process that is “clearly defined in our policies and procedures.”
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The whole bunch should have been arrested for interfering with a police officer while doing his job.
Kids can throw a grenade just as quick as an adult. or shoot a gun. the cops were looking out for thr safety to, Seems you want to make it illegal for cops to do that.
It just looks like little hoodlums showing what they have learned from their elders.
More to come, our system has failed supporting the ones who protect our communities. Letting law breakers enter illegally and paying them for it. These pockets of law hating thugs (young – in training and old). are spread through out this country. Wait until law enforcement has to go into sharia communities.
The officer did not pull his weapon on the children, he just put it in his hand so one of the cretins would not try to take it from the holster. Several of the “Children” appeared to be late teen in age and none of the pack were obeying the officer. The other officer did not pull his batton to whale on any children, just to wave it in order to get their attention, which by the way worked perfectly. There is a reason the police are called the thin blue line and unless we want the military in the streets establishing order the liberal idiots better start acting like responsible citizens.
The policeman DID pull his gun, but he and other officers were dealing with a bunch of out of control brats who no doubt were taught to do exactly the things they were doing in this video.
Only one rule: If you’re not involved, don’t GET involved.
All of these kids are probably Illegal Alien troublemakers and should have been arrested and now maybe they will get deported for good. Good riddance. And to these Police officers, Good work.
If the parents of these little hooligans had done their jobs, the police wouldn’t have to do it. Instead, they could teach, coach and mentor them. Wait ten years, and they’ll be doing twenty to life.
The fact that they arrested the the person filming makes them Jack booted thugs.
big question why is it a BROWARD COUNTY SHERIFF’S Car FLORIDA, is pictured as the caption when its in El Paso TEXAS?
I don’t know the situation, but when you respect people and treat them well they cooperate and help. Using force is not the way a teacher uses to control kids and police need to learn a better way to help with their situations. They are making it worse by disrespect/force.