The police in Sacramento have come under fire after a video of several officers arresting a 12-year-old boy, holding him back and throwing a split hood over his head, going viral – causing widespread outrage.
On Tuesday, two female officers from the Sacramento police said they saw Isaiah Downs (12) run away from a guard at a local carnival and decided to instigate the chase.
The little boy reportedly had & # 39; forbidden land and steals & # 39 ;, according to the police.
A video made by a horrified spectator shows the two officers and the private security officer struggling with the boy, who asks to be released several times while he tries to escape from the officer's grasp.
& # 39; You do this against a minor … his parents hear it, & # 39; the man filming the arrest can be summoned.
The police in Sacramento are under fire after a video showed that two officers arrested a 12-year-old boy, restrained him and placed a separate hood over his head
A video made by a horrified spectator shows that the two officers and the private guard are struggling with Isaiah Downs outside a local carnival. In one scene of the fight, a bystander accused a private guard of putting the boy in a chokehold (right)
The tensions escalate as Isaiah is marched to a squadron and starts kicking at the officers allegedly spitting on one of them, saying: & yes, I've spit on you all … How do you like that? & # 39;
While one of the officers seems to wipe saliva from her cheek, the private guard can be seen holding the boy's head down, which the viewer described as a choke wood.
& # 39; You can't let him fall on him that way. What are you doing, & calls the man recording. & # 39; Take your hands off his neck. & # 39;
An officer may be heard who says & # 39; stop pedaling & # 39; against Isaiah, trying to place him in the back of a patrol car, but the young boy seems to be resisting.
Two officers then push him to the ground – first, with his knees restraining his back and legs, calling for & # 39; police violence & # 39; by those who watched.
During the arrest, officials from the Sacramento PD said that Isaiah spit several times in the face of an officer, and finally it was decided to wear a & # 39; spit mask & # 39; above his head.
Isaiah is marched to a police car and starts kicking at the officers who allegedly spit on one of them, saying, "Yes, I've spotted on you … How do you like that?"
During the arrest, officials of the Sacramento PD said that Isaiah spit several times in the face of an officer and finally a & # 39; spit mask & # 39; above his head
Despite the indignation that they acted excessively in the way they dealt with the boy of eight meters eighteen, Sacramento PD said the officers acted according to protocol
Latoya Downs, Isaiah's mother, described the moment when she heard of her son's arrest Fox 40and said it reminded her of some high-profile news stories in which black Americans were killed by police during an arrest.
& # 39; I started to get nervous. My hand started shaking. I kind of like, & # 39; Oh my god, I hope this isn't another Tamir Rice, & # 39; she said.
Downs said that when she arrived at a parking spot in North Sacramento, she was scared of her son's life.
& # 39; He cried, he was scared. He said, "Mama, mama, they won't let me go."
& # 39; I didn't know it would be that bad. I said, "I'm furious. I don't know what to do." & # 39;
The family attorney, Mark T. Harris, agreed to say: & we will not tolerate … our young people are treated the way this young man was treated.
& # 39; We want to make the larger Sacramento community, the state of California, and the world aware of what happened to this young man who did nothing but try to enjoy the benefits of a neighborhood carnival, & # 39; Harris said in a video with Isaiah and his mother.
& # 39; The boy is a good kid, & # 39; he continued. & # 39; He is a small child. This should not have been this way. & # 39;
Latoya Downs (left), Isaiah's mother, said she feared her son's life and feared that he would have become Stephon Clark's next Tamir Rice
Despite the indignation on social media that the agents acted excessively in the way they dealt with the boy of eight meters eighteen, Sergeant Vance Chandler of the police in Sacramento believes that the delegates have acted according to the protocol.
& # 39; The officers tried to protect themselves, & # 39; Chandler said about the spit cap that was placed over the boy's head. & # 39; The subject spits on the officer several times in the face and they spit a mask on him. & # 39;
Chandler said the incident is being watched and investigators will view the camera shots of the officers' body that will be released to the public soon.
Isaiah was never mentioned for a crime other than spitting, but his family claims that he should never have been detained in the first place.
The Downs family say they are exploring their legal options and have apologized to the Sacramento police.
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