VIDEO: Police Officer Punches 14-Year-Old Girl
This video has caused massive outrage in a Florida community last week.
A police officer punched a 14-year-old girl in the side as he struggled to arrest her. There were two officers who already had the girt on the ground, both a female and a male officer. Police, though, want to make everyone aware of what started the incident that everyone is now seeing on social media. According to CNN:
Police said the incident took place Thursday when officers were called to Coral Square Mall about unruly teens who had been harassing people and causing a disturbance. When officers met with mall security, a mother told officers one of the teens shoved her 5-year-old child to the ground. Mall security also told officers one of the teens hit another teen. Officers issued a trespassing warning to the unruly teens and barred them from the mall.
The teens then returned to the mall, police said, where a boy was taken into custody without incident, but the girl in the video began cursing and attempted to rile up the other teens. Officers tried to take the girl into custody, but police said she began to fight and resist arrest. It was at this time, police said, that they took the girl to the ground because of "her stature and aggressive behavior" and tried to get her to release her fists.
"As seen in the video she resisted arrest, and in order to have her to comply she was struck in the side to release her clenched fists - she was then handcuffed," the Coral Springs Police Department said in its Facebook statement.