Baltimore police Beat 13-year-old Black Boy
Baltimore police said they are reviewing a case involving an interaction between an officer and a 13-year-old boy in #Baltimore
The boy went into a neighbor’s yard looking for his cat. The neighbor said he thought the boy was trying to break into his home and called the police.
The videos shows an officer ordering the boy, Deontay, and his 11-year-old sister to sit down on a stoop. That video ends abruptly.
Another video picks up with the altercation between Deontay and a police officer already in progress. Deontay has a mental disability, and that a separate officer eventually called an ambulance.
Police issued the following statement about the case late Wednesday afternoon:
“This was clearly a very hectic and chaotic scene that the officers were dispatched to. We take these matters very seriously and Commissioner Tuggle has demonstrated his commitment to transparency and accountability. This case is being reviewed by the Office of Professional Responsibility as we speak, and that would include the video clips taken by civilians and posted to social media, as well as the police officers body worn cameras, that we hope provide a more conclusive version of events from start to finish.”