Police Release Body Cam, Showing Officers Brutally Assault 84yo Grandmother


Mesa, AZ — An Arizona family has learned the hard way what calling the police to help a relative can often look like as their grandmother was hospitalized after a welfare check. Showing their incompetence, the welfare check was for another family member but the police assaulted the innocent grandmother anyway.

The Free Thought Project reported on the incident when it happened last week and this week, body camera footage was released.

Although they released the video, the Mesa police department deliberately blurred the entire clip. However, even low resolution can’t hide the sadistic act of abusing an innocent grandmother.

As we previously reported, Ashlee Hahn detailed the assault in a dramatic Facebook post which showed the extent of her grandmother’s injuries. Hahn’s grandmother was hurt so bad during the check that she had to be hospitalized.

According to Hahn, her grandmother “is recovering from her fourth stroke and is confused, cognitively impaired & barely physically able to stand on her own because of uncontrollable shaking.”

Hahn’s mother had called in a welfare check for her son who lives on his grandmother’s property. She told police her son was suicidal. Police were even given specific instructions not to disturb the 84-year-old because she is easily confused and fragile.

“The police were called to her residence for a wellness check for a close family member who lives on her property,” explained Hahn. “They were specifically asked not to bother or question my grandmother because of her present and very fragile state.”

In spite of telling them to steer clear, however, police did the exact opposite.

“They forced her out of her home into the street, holding her arms tight enough to leave bruises and bleeding,” wrote Hahn. “Her inability to hold still (because of her previous strokes, as seen in uploaded videos) inclined them to slam her down, head first on the asphalt. They handcuffed her after she woke from her unconscious state.”

Indeed, the video shows this exact scenario. Officers forced the woman from her home by repeatedly telling her to come toward them. When she gets by them, she was clearly confused and had no idea what was going on.

Illustrating just how out of it she was, she starts referencing officers being behind the cars like a movie. As she turned around, the officers grabbed her and then surrounded her.

“You are not following my directions,” says a cop to the severely frail innocent elderly woman. Moments later, the innocent grandmother is slammed to the ground as cops jump on top of her and put her in handcuffs.

When Hahn’s grandmother woke up, she was in the hospital, bloodied and bruised. Police then immediately began conducting damage control.

“After seeing the damage they had done & sending my Grandmother off in an ambulance, they called my Mother (who made the original wellness check call) and told her that my Grandmother “slipped,” Hahn explained.

To try and alleviate their liability, an officer was sent, not to check on an elderly grandmother who’d just been the subject of a savage attack, but, instead, to defend their fellow cop and his choice to inflict harm on an innocent old lady.

“The officer who came down to the hospital only seemed to care about deflecting & defending the officers involved. No accountability. No apologies,” Hahn wrote.

What’s more, to try to legitimize the attack on an innocent grandmother, police then charged her with obstruction.

Hahn filmed part of the interaction with the officer in the hospital as he defended his fellow cop’s decision to needlessly confront her (against the family’s wishes) and then violently throw her to the ground.

“Why did he put me down on the asphalt?” asked the innocent elderly woman.

“It is my understanding when I spoke to the officer, that you pulled away from him a little bit and he took action like that, okay?” the officer callously explains of how his fellow officer could somehow rationalize assaulting an innocent grandmother.

Pulling away from an officer “a little bit” in the land of the free will now apparently result in innocent elderly women being thrown to the ground.

“I said don’t treat me like this. I don’t want to have a stroke,” the innocent grandmother says as she shakes in her hospital bed. “I don’t want to have a heart attack. Don’t treat me this way.”

According to Hahn, her grandmother is “traumatized & feels untrusting of the people who she thought would protect her.”

Hahn has a message for the Mesa Police Department as well.

“If this was your grandmother, what would you do? Mesa police department needs to be held accountable.”

Indeed, they do.

In response to the incident, to Mesa Police chief released a statement reading in part:

This incident was captured by an officer’s Axon body camera and I have subsequently directed an internal investigation. Please know that I understand why this situation was alarming. It’s critically important that our department symbolizes trust and faith, and that our residents know officers will do our very best, no matter the circumstances. We all have a mother and a grandmother who we love very much; their safety and well-being are always a priority.

We have been in contact with the grandmother and her family. In addition, I will personally meet with professionals in our community who specialize in senior care to better understand their unique needs and how we can enhance our training protocols. We are a continually learning organization and this will give us an opportunity to reassess our practices and make any changes necessary to improve the quality of service.


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Major armed police operation in Brussels as officers ‘block gunmen in building’ (WATCH LIVE)

The incident is taking place near a primary school attended by approximately 350 pupils. The children have been taken inside the building as a safety precaution.

A security perimeter has been established, with a witness telling RTL Info that police have ordered residents of the neighborhood to stay inside their homes.

Witnesses told RTBF that armed police and snipers are at the scene. Police helicopters are also flying above the area.


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Police on ‘poo watch’ over drug suspect’s 22-day toilet strike, officers tweet updates

The 24-year-old man was arrested by officers from Essex Police’s Operation Raptor West, the gangs and street crime unit, in Harlow, Essex on January 17. He is charged with two counts of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply and is allegedly part of a London gang.

He is believed to have inserted a batch of drugs into his body.

Officers tweeting updates said on Wednesday: “Day 21/3 weeks for our man on #poowatch still no movements/items to report. He will remain with us until Friday when we are back at court where we will be requesting a further 8 days should he not produce anything before that hearing.”

They wrote earlier: “We still have no movement, male doesn’t seem to understand that eventually he will need/have to go.”

Officers said the man was being seen daily by doctors and constantly watched, adding: “This is his own choice and so far his health is fine.” 

The police said it had publicized the case on social media in order to challenge the idea that gang membership or dealing drugs was in some way “glamorous.”

Essex Police has made a number of journeys to magistrates’ courts to seek extensions to the man’s detention. Police say they will continue to apply for custody extensions until the man goes for a poo.

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WADA officers disrupt Russian women’s ice hockey training session in PyeongChang

The team is competing at the Games under the name ‘Olympic Athletes from Russia’ following the ban imposed on the country by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) amid the ongoing doping scandal.

“The team had an exhausting journey [to South Korea], our luggage was delayed, and we were late for an evening training session,” Aleksey Chistyakov, the head coach of the women’s hockey team, told Match TV on Monday.

READ MORE: Top sports court overturns IOC’s ban on 28 Russian athletes in groundbreaking ruling

“We were forced to conduct a short-handed practice, as more than half of the team was taken by the doping officers, and the girls were late for training. The players are motivated [to achieve good results]. We have spent the last two seasons preparing for the Olympics. Facing such a political situation [amid the doping scandal] we want to prove to everyone that we are a competitive and battle-ready squad,” he added.

The Olympic female ice hockey tournament begins on February 10, the day after the Opening ceremony in PyeongChang. The Russian squad will face off against Canada in their opening game on February 11.

In December, the IOC imposed harsh sanctions on Russia for alleged doping violations, prohibiting more than 50 athletes from participating in the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea. The Russian female ice hockey squad was reduced as a result of the sanctions, as six players who competed at the 2014 Sochi Games were slapped with life bans for any future Olympics.

Inna Dyubanok, Ekaterina Lebedeva, Ekaterina Pashkevich, Anna Shibanova, Ekaterina Smolentseva and Galina Skiba were penalized by the Olympic governing body, which also ruled to annul their sixth place finish at the home Games in Sochi.

Last week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturned the lifetime bans of 28 Russian team members, declaring that the evidence presented by the IOC was “insufficient” to establish that “an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) was committed by the athletes.”

Four national ice hockey players – Ekaterina Lebedeva, Ekaterina Pashkevich, Anna Shibanova and Ekaterina Smolentseva – were among those cleared by CAS. However, the court ruling didn’t allow all the athletes to enter the upcoming Games, as the IOC has refused to invite 13 CAS-approved athletes and two coaches to PyeongChang, after observing “additional elements and/or evidence, which could not be considered by the IOC Oswald Commission because it was not available to it” just days after the CAS decision.

It is expected that WADA’s attention in PyeongChang will be mainly focused on the Russian athletes who were allowed to compete at the Winter Games under the name ‘Olympic Athletes from Russia.’

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CBS Police Drama Portrays Courage and Compassion of Officers in Midst of ‘Anti-Cop Sentiment’

CBS’s cop drama Blue Bloods once again did a masterful job of defending the honor and sacrifice of hardworking police officers while addressing the controversial topic of race relations and the hostile, thankless environment today’s officers must work in.

Blue Bloods revolves around the Reagans, a multi-generational family of police officers headed by New York Police Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck). In Friday’s episode, “The Brave,” Frank’s son Jamie Reagan (Will Estes) and his partner Eddie Janko (Vanessa Ray) respond to a call regarding “an unauthorized male, white, operating an NYPD RMP.” When they arrive on the scene, they realize it’s Billy, a developmentally disabled man they know in the neighborhood, who has stolen the cop car. Billy is extremely confused and upset as a swarm of officers have him surrounded with guns drawn.

Jamie tries to explain to the officer in charge about Billy’s condition and that he wouldn’t hurt anybody, but the officer continues to follow protocol and orders Jamie back to his car. Jamie continues to beg the officers to lower their weapons and allow him to speak to Billy, but the captain refuses, leading Jamie to make a split decision to put his life on the line and break protocol to help Billy by approaching the car.

Jamie: Okay, can I come talk to you, Billy?

Billy: Having understood them, do you still wish to speak to me?

Jamie: I do wish to speak to you, Billy. I do. Because we got a situation here.

Billy: We got a situation here.

Jamie: Yeah, you see these other officers? They’re a little scared, all right? So, I need you to help me show them that everything is okay. Can you do that?

Billy: I heard a 1085. Okay. “Officer needs assistance.” I wanted to help! 1085!

Jamie: Okay, Billy, but right now, I’m the officer that needs assistance, okay? So, can you help me out?

Billy: Help Jamie.

Jamie: Can you do that?

Billy: Mm-hmm. Hmm.

Jamie: Okay. All right, I’m gonna open the door, and we’re gonna walk back to my car. Hands behind your head, all right? Okay?

Billy: Okay.

Jamie: Hands on your head.

Billy: Hands on my head.

Jamie: Okay? Right? Okay, Billy. Okay, I’m gonna… You know what? Can we show these guys? How we cuff people, Billy?

Billy: Okay, Jamie.

Jamie: All right, let’s do it. Okay, hands behind your back. This is how we do it. Right?

Billy: Okay. You’re a good cop.

Jamie: You, too, Bill.

At a time when the only scenes on the news we see of officers are negative ones, it put a tear in my eye to see the risks that these heroes take to serve and protect us portrayed in such a beautiful, compassionate manner. The type of scenes that unfortunately rarely make the ten o’clock news, but ones that do indeed happen every day. Jamie and Eddie end up being temporarily suspended and facing charges for insubordination, but both are happy with the decision they made to step in and help Billy.

Of course, no episode of Blue Bloods would be complete without the Reagan’s weekly family dinner, and the topic of conversation this time is about Frank’s granddaughter Nicky wanting to be an officer as well as what the family loves about police work. Among the family’s answers: “rescuing a kid from danger,” “getting a rapist off the streets,” “saving people’s lives,” and “slapping the cuffs on a murderer.”

Nicky says that she likes the idea of helping people, which leads her mom, Erin (Bridget Moynahan), to speak up about the riskier aspects of the job. She is the state’s Assistant District Attorney and has strong misgivings about Nicky becoming an officer. She believes the family is “sugarcoating” the job to Nicky and it becomes obvious that the loss of her brother Joe in the line of duty weighs heavily on her.

Erin: Okay, so you guys want to stop sugarcoating it now?

Frank: Nobody’s sugarcoating it.

Erin: Really?

Frank: Yeah.

Erin: ‘Cause I don’t hear anyone talking about the stinkers and the jumpers, the crack addicts and the child abusers. Not to mention, the anti-cop sentiment that is your thank-you these days.

Danny: So, you take the bad with the good.

Erin: You’re really gonna sit there and pretend that the job doesn’t take a toll?

Danny: I didn’t say the job doesn’t take a toll.

Nicky: Your job takes a toll, Mom.

Sean: So, what’s wrong with being a cop?

Erin: I never said there was anything wrong with being a cop.

Jack: You just don’t want Nicky to be a cop.

Erin: No. I just want Nicky to look at all her options and not go blindly joining the family business.

Nicky: I am, and this is one of the options.

Erin: And I’m just saying there are plenty of ways to help people that don’t put you in harm’s way.

Henry: She has a point. It’s different now. It’s a different culture than when we all got started. Back then, it was considered an honor.

Erin: And it still is.

Nicky: But?

Erin: It’s not a but.

Nicky: No, please.

Erin: All of these… Gangsters and rapists and murderers that you all get a charge out of taking down, I prosecute them. I put them away. And there’s not one that I wouldn’t gladly see walk if it meant that… …If it meant that one of you would still be sitting at this table and not lying somewhere in a morgue.

Meanwhile, Frank meets with a group of young Explorers. He asks the students how many of them want to be police officers. No one responds until one girl, Sophia, finally raises her hand and announces, “I want to be the first black, female police commissioner. But not ‘cause I like cops or anything like that. ‘Cause I want to change the system. I want to change everything about it.

Frank decides it’s time to ramp up the Explorer curriculum. This time he brings in Jamie and Eddie to share their stories with the students about what it’s like to be a police officer. They bring up their experience with Billy and their words have a profound effect on the group, including Sophia:

Jamie: We’re just a couple of regular POs here to talk to you today. And we know you’ve met a lot of bosses in suits and brass in uniforms and a lot of bars and stripes. Well, that’s not us.

Janko: Yeah, we’re just cops.

Jamie: And the odds are, if you’re lucky enough to join this department, you’ll be one of us.

Janko: And that story we told you about Billy, cops do that. Regular cops.

Jamie: And sometimes, cops have to make a judgment call that gets them jammed up with the brass and the bosses.

Janko: Like us. Reason we’re here, we pulled a suspension for insubordination.

Jamie: Which happened while we were trying to help out Billy.

Janko: Which was the right thing to do.

Jamie: And the risky thing, as it turns out. We made a judgment call.

Janko: We’d do it again.

Jamie: Risk isn’t always about facing down a gun, sometimes it’s about helping someone in trouble so they don’t end up in more trouble.

Janko: That’s a risk worth taking.

Sophia: Because you saved Billy’s life.

Janko: Maybe. We’ll never know for sure.

Jamie: But maybe. And at the end of the day, that’s as good a reason as any for becoming a cop. Yeah.

Gormley: Okay, kids, it’s time to move on. But no worries, I’m gonna schedule Officer Reagan and Janko to come back and talk to you again. But now that you heard the real deal from our uniformed officers, how many of you are thinking about becoming cops? [Several raise hand, including Sophia.] Wow. That’s fantastic.

At a time when anti-police hostility is at an all-time high, and officers are being targeted and killed because of it, messages like this are so very important. Maybe it will lead the next generation to consider becoming police officers, but at the very least, I hope it will help to change the current hostile climate into one of gratitude for all that officers do to serve and protect us.

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SHOCK VIDEO: Officers Step in to Stop Fellow Cop’s Attack On An Innocent Man


North Haven, CT — All too often, as the Free Thought Project has reported at length, police officers will stand by and do nothing as their fellow cops beat handcuffed women, manhandle children, and otherwise deprive non-violent and often entirely innocent individuals of their civil rights. The incident in this story, however, is not one of those times.

Body camera footage has just been released showing what police are supposed to do when they see a fellow officer creating a victim out of a non-violent person—step in and stop it. Now, North Haven Police Department Sgt. Michael Cirillo has been charged after good cops stepped in and prevented him from causing further harm to a man who posed no threat at all.

On New Year’s Eve, the North Haven PD was investigating a burglary and harassment complaint late that morning. Cirillo was one of the responding officers.

As the body camera video shows, without provocation, Cirillo charged the suspect, who was identified as Vincent Terrone. He shoved him down and then put him in the headlock and was about to inflict even more pain just as the other officers forced him to get off Terrone.

Cirillo claimed that Terrone had sent threatening messages to his girlfriend which caused him to lash out. However, Terrone was seen on video noting that he had no idea who Cirillo was.

The other North Haven officers then escorted Cirillo upstairs and even went so far as to disarm the violent cop. In the video we can hear Cirillo apologize to the the officers.

“Sorry about all this man,” Cirillo said. “It is what it is, we’ll go from here, right?”

Instead of protecting his fellow blue brother and attempting to delete the body camera footage or trying to fabricate a lie to claim Terrone had done something wrong, the officers actually arrested a man for a crime that day—and that man was one of their own.

“You do something dumb, you suffer this consequences, that’s how it works,” one of the officers said in the video.

According to reports, police said Terrone was taken by ambulance to “Yale-New Haven Hospital for evaluation and treatment of his injury complaint.” Police said he “was injured in the area of his lower back due to the confrontation with Cirillo.”

After the attack, Hamden Chief of Police Thomas J. Wydra released a statement on the arrest of one of his officers.

“I was immediately made aware of the arrest of Sergeant Michael Cirillo on December 31, 2017 by the North Haven Police Department. Based on the circumstances involved in the incident as I understand them, Sergeant Cirillo was promptly placed on modified duty and relived of all police powers and authority, pending the outcome of an internal investigation which was initiated forthwith,” Wydra wrote.

According to reports, police did not have enough information to charge Terrone with a crime. However, Cirillo was charged with third-degree assault, booked, and released on a promise to appear.

In an unprecedented show of forgiveness, Terrone went to the New Haven police station on his way out of town and told officers that he would like to withdraw all charges against Cirillo for the attack.

As of Tuesday, the department has yet to release a statement noting that the charges against Cirillo had been dropped.

Below is a perfect example of police accountability. When all officers act like the ones pulling their fellow cop off of Terrone, police brutality will start to fade away.

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Gang of African and Arab migrants "lynch" 2 Women police officers in France


A mob of Muslim Arabs combined with black Africans unleashed hell on two female police officers during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Paris, France, leaving them injured and shocking those who’ve seen the footage.

While no one has been arrested for the dastardly act, Fox News reports it was a “gang of youth.” Other outlets describe the revelers as a “mob” or “thugs.” Quick thinkers will rightly assume the unruly “kids” could possibly be some of the Muslim migrants who have overrun European cities and brought their special brand of savagery with them.

The Daily Mail described the scene:

The incident took place in the early hours of Monday following an emergency call in Champigny-sur-Marne, an area to the south-east of the city.

The unnamed police officer was filmed by gang members as she was kicked around by the attackers. The footage was then uploaded onto the internet by the group.

At one stage, her colleague appears so badly beaten up that he takes his gun out his holster, but does not let off a shot.

French President Emmanuel Macron said, “Those guilty of the cowardly and criminal lynching of police doing their duty on the night of December 31st will be found and punished.”

The officers were called to a packed house party where many angry guests had been turned away and started fights in the street. A patrol car was overturned and destroyed. One of the officers badly beaten was a captain. The horrifying video of the female being stomped repeatedly in the head is below:

Does this look like the attitudes of foreigners who want to assimilate into their new cultures, or bring their own cultures in and change the city? It’s quite obvious. Shame on Europe for letting them run amok:

Alternative, in case first video gets deleted by JailTube:

It was also reported that 1,000 cars were torched across France on NYE and that arrests were up over last year.

This is what happens when a country becomes a haven for jihadists and anti-Semites. Expect even more tragedies in 2018 if nothing is done about the problem.



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‘California better hold on tight’: ICE director promises doubling of officers after sanctuary state law signed

Thomas Homan ICE Director


Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan said California “better hold on tight” after its liberal Democratic governor allowed a sanctuary state law to take effect this week.

Neil Cavuto said that Gov. Jerry Brown claimed the law will protect illegal immigrants living quietly in the shadows of society from law enforcement intent on “yanking them out of there.”

“I think it’s terrible,” Homan said, adding that Brown’s action put politics in front of public safety.

He said that rank-and-file police officers are opposed to the new measure and that Brown’s administration didn’t consult them before approving the law.

“If [Brown] thinks he is protecting the community, he’s doing quite the opposite,” Homan said. “[Brown] is knowingly putting law enforcement at risk.

“There’s no sanctuary from law enforcement,” he said. “California better hold on tight – they’re about to see a lot more deportation officers. If politicians don’t protect their communities then ICE will.”

Homan said illegal alien smuggling organizations will use the California law as a “selling point” and that Brown “bit off a lot more than he can chew.”

Homan said that Brown and other sanctuary-jurisdiction leaders may have violated 8 U.S. Code § 1324 – relating to “harboring certain aliens.”

He said he hopes the Justice Department will look into whether officials can be criminally charged under the statute.

According to text of the federal law cited by Homan, any person “knowing… the fact that an alien has come to… the United States in violation of the law, conceals, harbors or shields from detection… such [an] alien in any place” can face fines and/or up to several years in prison.

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BREAKING: Multiple “Officers Down” in Colorado Shooting, Shooter Still At Large

A Code Red alert has been issued by the sheriff’s department, warning citizens to stay indoors as the shooter is believed to still be at large.

A reporter from the local TV channel Denver7 said he heard several gunshots and saw roadblocks being put in place.

The deputies at the scene were responding to reports of a “domestic disturbance” at an apartment complex on East County Line Road in Littleton, Colorado, on the southern outskirts of Denver. So far there have been no reports as to their status, nor on any civilian casualties.

“We have multiple officers down,” Deputy Jason Blanchard told the Denver Post.

“We are not giving numbers or status at this point, we are still working on getting the suspect in custody.”

Several local law enforcement agencies have been put on alert, including Douglas County, Parker Police Department, Lone Tree Police Department, Castle Rock Police Department, and Colorado State Patrol, and a SWAT team has been sent to the scene.

Earlier this year, the US experienced its worst ever mass shooting as a lone gunman, Stephen Paddock, armed with a small arsenal of assault rifles, fatally shot 58 people and wounded more than 500 others at a music concert in Las Vegas before committing suicide. The massacre reignited the fierce debate about the gun laws in the United States, which are among the most liberal in the developed world.

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‘Police did this to my son:’ 17yo bruised, bloodied after ‘beating’ by Alabama officers (PHOTO)

The parents of Ulysses Wilkerson are desperately seeking answers as to why their son ended up with a face swollen beyond recognition after an encounter with police in Troy, Pike County. According to Ulysses’ mother, Angela Williams, during the dramatic incident which unfolded on Saturday night, law enforcement officers beat her son so brutally he now has a fracture. “Troy police officers did this to my son while he was in handcuffs,” she wrote in a Facebook post, which has since been widely shared.

“He had trauma to the brain, swelling on the brain, and a cracked eye socket in three different places,” Ulysses’ father, Ulysses Wilkerson Jr., told WKRG. “They had him handcuffed when we got in there they said he was charged with obstruction of justice, the ambulance came to take him to UAB [and] they took the handcuffs off and dropped the charges on him,” he added.

Police officers reportedly saw the teen coming around the corner of a building in downtown Troy. When they tried to speak to him, he ran off, prompting a foot chase. A witness cited by local media claimed  police had later surrounded Wilkerson. “You could see the swelling of his face [and] you could tell he had a lot of bleeding. He looked like he was passed out or maybe in and out of consciousness,” Brittany Patterson, who drove by the scene, said.

The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) said police arrested Wilkerson in the area of Madison Street around midnight.

“During the arrest, the juvenile was injured, and was transported directly to Troy Regional Medical Center,” the SBI said in a statement, adding that an investigation is underway into “the use of force” by the officers.

While the teen’s mother is urging police to release body and dash camera footage of the incident, social media activists say law enforcement officials in Troy need to issue a public announcement.

“You need to acknowledge the problem… to insure your citizens you swore to protect are protected from abusive police officers,” one woman, Carley Kimberling, wrote on the Troy Police Department Facebook page.

“Disgusted in your senseless, racist, wicked police officer who beat this young man while in handcuffs. How can you defend police brutality while a suspect is already in cuffs? What is the point of the handcuffs? Very disgusting!” another person, Ray Ben, added.

“Handcuffed? Kicked in the face? I realize it takes a while to concoct a reason to make up a cockeyed story justifying what you did that boy. Unfortunately, you all will never have a good night’s sleep,” Carol Walden wrote.

Lt. Heath Carpenter told BuzzFeed that the investigation is still “open and active,” but couldn’t confirm whether the police department had placed any officers involved on leave.

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