A video that was secretly being filmed by a boy in a group home caught a Tuscon police officer tackling a 15-year-old boy with no arms or legs, pinning him on the ground, and putting him in a headlock.
The police received a call about the boy, who had been abandoned by his family because he kicked over a garbage can and was threatening on of the workers.
After responding to the call, the officer decided to restrain him. Why did he really feel the need to restrain someone with no arms or legs? And how exactly did he plan to detain him?
Well, the decision he made was a poor one. The officer can be seen in the video kneeling down to the boy and putting him in a headlock.
As if that weren’t bad enough, he also tells another boy who is videoing the incident to “shut the hell up” and go to his room.
According to the Washington Post,
At the video’s start, a white deputy in wraparound sunglasses can be seen kneeling on the ground and holding the black teenager in a headlock. Immanuel grows increasingly upset, his voice rising to a frantic shriek as he tells the officer not to hold him down.
When the deputy loosens his grip, Immanuel tries to shake him off and break free, but he doesn’t get far. The officer tackles him, wrapping his arms around the teenager and practically lying on top of him as he wrestles him to the floor. An uncomfortable minute passes as the quadruple amputee swears and screams at the deputy, who uses one forearm to hold him pressed to the ground.
Eventually, Immanuel stops protesting and the officer lets him get up, asking him what his problem is, and why he kept moving when he was told not to move. As the 15-year-old insists he doesn’t have a problem, the cop gets louder, bending over so that his face is inches away from the teenager’s.
You can see the full video below.