Michigan officer under fire for allegedly attacking a teenager in custody. A video went viral of a Lansing officer repeatedly punching a 16 year while in custody. The video shows an officer and teenager engaged in a scuffle while the teen appeared to be strapped to the seat. In today’s climate specifically with so many claims of police brutality throughout the country this video is not sitting well with a lot of viewers online. Check out the video below via HollywoodUnlocked and tell us what you think:
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HU Staff: Kecia Gayle @Kecia.Kae A bodycam video which has been released to the public shows a Michigan police officer punching on a teen repeatedly and now the disturbing clip is raising a lot of eyebrows. ___________________________________________________ During a new confrence on Friday, Lansing Police Chief Mike Yankowski told reporters that officers from the department were called on Friday morning after emergency dispatchers received a 911 call from a resident asking police to pick up two teens who had escaped from an in-county youth center. When officers arrived to the neighborhood, they spotted two people who matched the teens' descriptions. ___________________________________________________ The footage shows officer Bailey Ueberroth arresting a 16-year-old girl after chasing her through a residential neighborhood in Lansing. Ueberroth eventually detains the young girl and places her in the backseat of the patrol car. However, the teen then extends her right leg to prevent the officers from closing the car door. That’s when Officer Lindsey Howley is seen punching the teen in the thigh. Not once, not twice, but multiple times. Apparently, it’s a maneuver officers are trained to use as a distraction, Yankowski said! ___________________________________________________ Read more at thehollywoodunlocked.com, link in bio! 📸: @thesavoyshow
Is this unnecessary force? Do you think the officer was in the right?