#BREAKING video seems to point out a @WauwatosaPD officer punch somebody within the face within the Mayfair mall parking zone. Tosa PD says they have been referred to as to the mall for disorderly topics who refused to depart. Hear from the person who recorded the incident tonight on @WISN12Information at 10 pic.twitter.com/pGnKtWZea3
— Tim Elliott (@WISN_Tim) Might 12, 2018
Video exhibits a cop punching a 17-year-old boy apparently held by a safety guard within the parking zone of the Mayfair mall.
“Why did he punch him like that?” says a lady within the footage. “And he a minor.”
The officer and guard get on the teenager to handcuff him. The cop may be seen putting the 17-year-old, who’s stomach down on the bottom, on the face. Two different individuals are on the scene, apparently associates of the 17-year-old. He tells them to name his mom. The officer repeatedly tells them to step again amid the tense confrontation.
Now the Wauwatosa Police Division is investigating the incident, which occurred on Friday.
Police Chief Brian Weber informed WAFF in an announcement that they may “totally assessment” what occurred.
“I can guarantee you that we take all conditions significantly after they contain a use of power by our officers,” he stated.
Nonetheless, the police don’t appear poised accountable their officer for wrongdoing. They reportedly stated the discharge video of the incident doesn’t present the entire story. Different footage exhibits the cop making an attempt to talk to the teenager earlier than the teenager bodily fought him, they stated.
Cops stated they have been referred to as to the scene after mall safety complained in regards to the teen and 4 others being disruptive. The 17-year-old has been cited for disorderly conduct, battery, and resisting an officer. He was not recognized.
Tyrone Jackson, who’s credited with taking the video above, informed the outlet he “knew” the arrest incident was improper as he witnessed it.
“I knew it was improper,” he stated. “That punch was improper. If it was only a tussling, making an attempt to get him down, okay, that might be one thing totally different. However the punch to the face, twice, to a minor, it was one thing severe to me.”
[Screengrab via Tyrone Jackson and WISN]