A disturbing mobile video shows the moment that police officers fighting a 17-year-old in a parking lot in a Wisconsin mall slap the minors in the face. The dramatic video was taken from a store colleague from the mall who later published it on social media.
Security agents at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, called on Friday afternoon police officers who disturb people and refuse to go, reports WDJT. Wauwatosa police station officials responded to the call and witness video shows two of them in a quarrel with the teenager.
Within the first few seconds of the video, an officer beats the teen, and the two work together to bring the teen to the ground. They seem to stuff his hands behind his back while lying on his stomach. When the officers pushed the boy to the ground, he was heard pleading with the officers to call his mother
"Why did they hit him like that ̵
The Wauwatosa Police Department said in a statement that the video showed "only a small segment of the interaction between the suspect and the officer" and that they are investigating the incident.
The 17-year-old was arrested and cited for disorder, battery and resistance to an officer, the local media said. He was quoted and released, reports WDJT.
The Black Panthers say they hold police and mall security accountable. The group demands that the officer be fired and that the department undergo diversity training.
"It does not matter if this person caused a disruption in the Mayfair Mall, he did not deserve to be brutally assaulted and hit him in the face and knocked him down and laid him down his stomach and hit his face again, "said King Rick, the leader of the Black Panthers Milwaukee.
"Listen, that happened yesterday, you have to give it time, you have to have our department do the investigation, it's going to be investigated," said Shift Commander Lieutenant Jeff Farina. Farina also says that the involved officer is still working.
On Friday, the police chief of Wauwatosa sent a statement stating that he
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