A video showing the Sacramento police putting a "knee hood" on the head of a 12-year-old boy during the arrest led to more criticism in a department under scrutiny following the death of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man shot and killed by the police in March 2018.
Although the arrest occurred in April, the video gained traction in recent days as a lawyer for the boy called attention to the case and the family requested apology and an inquiry from the department. The Sacramento Bee said Tuesday that the police launched a comprehensive case review.
The police said in a statement that the boy was passing through an officer while arrested on the evening of April 28, which led them to use a mesh hood that would prevent him from continuing to do so. The boy was released to his mother following the incident but cited the battery against a police officer and resisted the arrest.
A lawyer for the family keeps the boy doing nothing to justify his arrest, and the use of the hood is too much
"I do not believe it's a proper way to put a bag at the head of the child even when the child spits at that official, "says Mark T. Harris of Ben Crump law firm, who also represents Clark's family.
Harris said the boy "had Eric Garner's visions on his head" while under hood hood, a reference to a blackless black man who died in 201
"It should not have happened, it should not be this way now, and I want justice, justice for girls and boys in African-Americans," says th The mother of e boy, LaToya Downs, according to an affiliate of Sacramento CBS.
The Washington Post did not name suspects under the age of 18 unless a judge or magistrate had ordered that they be tried as adults.
Spit hoods to protect officials from liquids that people can show under arrest, but critics say they are dehumanizing. A debate over their use in Britain continued several months after it was decided in February that Metropolitan Police officers of London could use them, the BBC reported. In December 2018, Berkeley, Calif., Police said they were reviewing the use of scarf at the time of arrest.
The 25-minute video posted on the Black Lives Matter Sacramento page on May 7 shows a part of the incident.
It begins as the boy is held against the wall of what looks like a Wienerschnitzel hot dog restaurant by two officials, a fast food chain employee, and a man who looks like a private security guard. The child repeatedly asks why he was arrested and the calls for his mother as an officer place him in the handcuffs. He was attacked and was eventually pulled into a police officer by an officer and a guard, while he and a counselor were asked to call his parents.
Within 2 minutes of the video, a female official on the back saw her face off, and the boy said, "Yes, I'm getting everything."
The boy is forced into the ground, where he falls into the stomach. More officers and a place cover the eyelid over the heads of the man as the connecting objects. The lid remains on his head while he was placed in a police car.
Black Lives Matter The Sacramento founder Tanya Faison told The Washington Post that the video was filmed by an adult friend in the boy's family, and was given to the chapter by grandmother boy.
A police video video camera released by the Wednesday department illustrates the incident in a closer range. The boy quickly breathed and asked why he was arrested. "You can not do it … Let me know!" He told the officers. Approximately three minutes into the video, a noise snatch is heard.
"That's [expletive]," said the female official.
In a statement released Wednesday, Sacramento police chief Daniel Hahn said, "Our officials involved in this incident are appropriately using a mask of laundry to protect themselves and defuse the situation . "
Videos did not get what led to the arrest of the boy. Harris said the boy entered a nearby carnival with his sister and adult tsaperone that night, and the adult asked him to change from A boy was grateful, but Harris said that a security guard was doubtful and gave a chase.
In a release Wednesday, the police said two patroling officers saw a boy running a security guard near the intersection of Del Paso Boulevard and El Camino Avenue and helped to help.
Faison said that this latest incident further reduces trust between the Sacramento police and the black community of the city. In March, county officials announced that no fee or two officers were cut off by Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old father of two, in his grandmother's backyard.
The decision has begun a new wave of protests and the California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is called "systematic change" in the state criminal justice system. The state assembly also considers the law aimed at redefining the circumstances in which the police are justified in the use of deadly force.
"It's not safe for me," he said in the video, "and at the same time it's not."
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