Shocking video shows a California police officer slapping the face and body of a 14-year-old boy on the sidewalk
This is the horrifying moment when a 14-year-old boy is repeatedly beaten and knocked to the ground by a California agent who suspected him of possessing marijuana.
Video footage shared on Twitter on Tuesday shows an incident in Rancho Cordova, California, where the police officer pinned the hands of Elijah Tufono behind his back, but his body keeps spinning and beating.
His mother, Leata Tufono Tagalu, said the youngster has a serious heart condition, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), which fortunately did not start at the time of the incident on Monday, but said on Tuesday: ‘he is still not sure mentally’ .
“These kinds of brutal attacks could have had fatal consequences,” criminal attorney Rebecca Kavanaugh warned in his tweet that his sister Yralina Tufono repeated the claims of twenty.
A day after the violent meeting on Monday, his sister still had chest pain.
Video shows a Problem Oriented Policing (POP) officer in Rancho Cordova, California slapping the teenager and knocking his head and body to the ground. The incident occurred on Monday
Elijah Tufono’s mom shared an image of him on Facebook, saying that he is “scratched, has chest pain, and is in pain.” “He has SVT, but thank goodness it wasn’t activated at the time of the incident or now,” Leata Tufono wrote. “He still isn’t sure spiritually”
Lawyer Rebecca Kavanaugh said the youngster has a serious heart condition and was still experiencing chest pain a day after the violent meeting on Monday
Police said the problem-oriented policeman (POP) proactively patrolled the Mills Station Road and Mather Field area over complaints from citizens about manual sales of alcohol, tobacco and drugs to minors and saw what he believed to be a manual exchange between to be an adult and a young person.
The department stated that the agent lost sight of the adult in the area and when he approached the youngster, “the youngster did not cooperate and refused to provide the Deputy with basic identification information.”
“He told the deputy that he was 18 years old. With a reasonable suspicion that criminal activity was taking place, the deputy tried to detain the juvenile so that he could investigate further, “police said in the statement.
The youngster became physically resistant at the time, causing the deputy to lose control of his handcuffs, which landed a few feet away. The deputy tried to maintain control of the youngster without his handcuffs and while he waited alone for his partners to arrive and assist him. ‘
The boy’s family has called for the agent to be fired after being seen with excessive force
The department said in the statement, “It is important to put video images into context, especially regarding the use of violent incidents.” They added the alternate “recovered tobacco products from the 14-year-old’s younger, which is believed to be the reason for his resistance.”
The department said in the statement, “It is important to put video images into context, especially regarding the use of violent incidents.”
They added to the deputy, “the 14-year-old’s reclaimed tobacco products, which is believed to be the reason for his opposition.”
The youngster was cited for resisting arrest and released to his guardians.
The boy’s sister tweeted that he was “just trying to free his arms because he was in pain !!”
“He is a child and has never had any problems with the law!” Tufono tweeted. “He was very scared and in so much pain !!!”
But the lawyer clarified on Twitter that the child was not carrying marijuana, “just a Swisher.”
“I don’t think it matters if he smoked marijuana,” tweeted Kavanaugh.
She said the child’s family had asked to share the video in hopes of firing the officer or making charges against him.
The lawyer clarified on Twitter that the child was not carrying marijuana, “just a Swisher,” saying, “I don’t think it matters if he smoked marijuana.”
A shocked follower commented on her Twitter thread: “This is what he likes to do in public while being taped. Now take a moment to think about what he does when he knows that no one can hold him responsible.
A social media user replied, “I thought the same thing. One of those blows alone could have killed that poor boy. ‘
Another reported: “Too young to smoke marijuana, but not too young to get slapped in the face?”
A third wrote, “This is a 14-year-old child! The crackdown with black and brown children starts early. This is why there is a Black Lives Matter movement. The police routine does not recognize the humanity of black people – at eighteen no more blows from the cop – he pulls the trigger. ‘
The Sheriff’s Office and Rancho Cordova Police have launched an investigation into the Deputy’s use of force in an effort to maintain public confidence and transparency.
Police added in the statement, “These kinds of situations are difficult for everyone – the young man, who opposed arrest, and the officer, who much preferred him to work together.
“The community needs to know that our delegates have a heart for the Rancho Cordova community, especially for the youth they serve through the schools, PAL sports, and our new youth center.”
Viewers of the video were shocked at what happened and said the agent should be held accountable for his actions