If only we could go a week without a report of an out of control cop… Last week, we saw a Texas cop beat on a 14-year-old girl in a bathing suit, and this Saturday, a very disturbing video surfaced of police tasing and choking a boy, who was reportedly only 12-years-old.
The alleged incident took place in Fallbrook, CA, just north of San Diego. While there were some conflicting reports (some originally said the boy was 15 or 16 and then 13) and the name of the victim nor the name of the cop have been released, sources now know the boy was just 12 and he seemed to be guilty of nothing more than skateboarding with friends behind a shopping center.
An officer told the boy to “get in the car.”
To which the child asked, “why?”
Then the cop allegedly said, “you don’t want to get dropped.”
The boy then ran and the cop began to hit him on the back and dropped him to the ground. Several witnesses recorded the event.
As the child is being choked from behind, the officer uses his free hand to bring his taser gun up to the child’s back and shoot it into his spinal area. The child can be heard screaming, flipping around, and his legs can be seen firing up and down in pain.
The officer then shouts, “Put your fucking hands behind your back!”
The child can be heard saying “I can’t” while screaming.
The next tasering is even more horrendous. The cop literally has the child pinned down to the concrete, and begins tasing his back again. The child’s body can be seen convulsing uncontrollably, his legs flinging up into the air backwards, suggestion serious cardiac problems at this point or possibly seizures.
Source: Filming Cops
On the video, you can hear the bone chilling screaming followed by the person filming yelling for it to stop. Witnesses were screaming, “he’s a kid!”
It’s a brutal video, but after the cop was done abusing the boy, he handcuffed him and put him into the car. The bystanders kept asking the cop to call other cops and asked that he not taze them. At the end, the phone allegedly shut off and the cop demanded that the witnesses delete the recordings.
Here’s the video, be warned, it’s tough to watch.
If a parent had done the same to a child, the parent would probably be in jail. We don’t know what has happened with the boy, but as updates are made known, we will let you know.
Featured image via YouTube video screen capture.