A community in Sacramento, California are enraged after witnessing police utilize a plastic bag during an arrest. Body cam video evidence shows police placing a plastic bag over the head of a 12-year-old boy while arresting him.
Black Lives Matter and other activist groups are calling out the local police for brutally arresting a 12-year-old boy.
Police say the incident occurred on the evening of April 28 at a neighborhood carnival. The boy was reportedly approached by a security guard, for unconfirmed reasons, and the young boy took off running. A security guard in the video said the boy was chased because he was asking people to buy him items in a store. Police were called to the location, and the child was placed in handcuffs.
In the recording, you can see the boy arguing with police and he eventually spits on one of the officers. After pinning him to the ground, officials then put a white plastic bag over his head. The bag the police used is commonly referred to as a “spit bag,” and is used on people who try to spit on police while being detained.
Despite the boy beginning to calm down after a tussle, the officers keep the bag on his head. “Look at that, look at that, police brutality,” a man can be heard saying in the 25-minute video.
Mark T. Harris has been appointed as the attorney who is representing the unidentified boy and his family and says this treatment cannot be tolerated.
“We want to make sure that the greater Sacramento community, the state of California and the world is aware of what happened to this young man, who was doing nothing more than trying to enjoy the benefits of a neighborhood carnival,” Harris said in a video.
The child is 4’8 and weighs less than 100 pounds; according to the boy’s mother, and the child “was born with significant upper respiratory complications and according to his mother and grandmother, suffered from breathing difficulties particularly when anxious.”
Social justice groups are coming forward to call out the officers’ brutality. “Our police should know how to handle a tiny 12-year-old boy,” Tanya Faison, Sacramento Black Lives Matter founder stated.
Police are now investigating the incident.
Source: Baller Alert