In a shocking incident of alleged police brutality, a police officer in California was caught on camera forcefully assaulting a teenager, almost rendering her unconscious.
A police officer in California was caught on camera allegedly assaulting a teenager, raising concerns of police brutality. The incident is currently under investigation, and legal consequences may follow for both the officer and the individuals involved.
The Disturbing Incident
The distressing footage of the harrowing encounter was posted on Instagram on Friday night, following a call to the Victorville police to break up a fight at Victor Valley High School in the early afternoon.
The video begins just after the officer lifts the 16-year-old girl into the air and then forcefully slams her to the ground like a rag doll. Her body lies limp and motionless.
Onlookers rush to her aid, including the person filming. The girl appears disoriented and barely conscious.
A representative from the Victorville PD stated that officers attempted to disperse the crowd by firing pepper balls, but it was ineffective.
The crowd then allegedly charged at the officers, and the girl allegedly tried to grab the pepper ball launcher.
According to the police, it was during this altercation that “the sheriff’s deputy took hold of the girl, causing her to fall to the ground.” However, the video clearly contradicts this statement.
Medical Treatment and Legal Consequences
The teenager was later transported to a local hospital for treatment, but the extent of her injuries and her current condition have not been disclosed.
The police claim that they arrested a 16-year-old boy for assaulting an officer in the face and subsequently placed him in a juvenile detention center due to his age.
The district attorney is reviewing the case to determine if charges should be filed against both the boy and the girl involved in the incident.
The police have declined to comment on the status of the sheriff’s deputy involved.