Thursday, June 29, 2017

Video of Off-Duty Police Officer Pinning Black Teen Sparks Outrage

A video of an off-duty police officer in Lansing, Illinois, pinning a black teen to the ground on his front lawn has sparked outrage and concern.

The video shows the officer crouching over a 15-year-old boy named Jordan, pinning him with one knee and a hand variously on his neck and upper chest. The video was posted online Monday by Ann Falls, who said in a Facebook post that she is a cousin of the teen seen in the video. The incident took place Saturday.

“Let me go,” the teen is heard telling the officer.

“No, you come on my property I’m going to f***ing kill you,” the officer responds.

The boy's friend, a white male teen, is heard in the background telling the officer, “Let him go dude.” 

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