Woman Confront Police Officer Arresting Juvenile


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By: lilgeorge   Channel : Police Activity  

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Info : Published on Oct 19, 2019

The woman who shot the video is spoke to News 3.

Barbara Griffin was the woman who recorded part of the incident. She says she saw the officer jump the curb onto the grass and head toward two kids on bikes. .

“The way he jumped the curb, I knew something was going on. So i said, let me go see what’s going on,” Griffin says. .

She says she noticed things starting to get out of hand so she starting recording. “And that’s where it picks up when he was harassing the child. I kept telling him to relax and don’t resist.” But Griffin says it didn’t get any better. .

The Opelika Police Department issued a release, stating the entire incident that was caught on the police officer’s body-cam — was not shown to the public. .

“Alabama State Law prohibits the Opelika Police Department from releasing the video or any details involving the arrest since it is a juvenile,” says Opelika Police Chief John McEachern. He also says that the officer acted according to Opelika police department policy, Alabama state, and current police best practices, and the department takes any use of force seriously. .

“I have two sons and a grandson, and I would never want my children to be treated this way. That’s why I’m speaking on this child’s behalf. What matters is that he was treated unfairly,” Griffin says. .

Chief McEachern says the body cam video has been thoroughly vetted at all levels. Griffin says she wants the Opelika Police Department to be better trained on how to handle any person

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whysosadman 1 year ago

Lady that man isn't hurting the kid just restraining him for unknown reasons but you have your nose so deep. F*ck off lady with your assumed guilt.

money123 1 year ago

Pigs are not

lilgeorge 1 year ago


maddworld1 1 year ago

What he get him for?

the12deel 1 year ago

whysosadman, Regardless whether he was hurting him or not, he's 14 years old. Tell me how many police involved videos have been posted of police treating whites in this manner, even when those "kids" kick, punch, curse and run from the police. But as you read the statement from the police, "Chief McEachern says the body cam video has been thoroughly vetted at all levels", vetted by the very same police department abusing young kids. By now we know that police have been lying for years.