People have their kotexes in a wad over what a cop did to a 14 year asshole.
I wonder who paid for the grille work?
Video footage shared on Twitter on Tuesday shows an incident in Rancho Cordova, California where the police officer has Elijah Tufono’s hands pinned behind his back but continues to thrash his body around and deliver blows.
His mother, Leata Tufono Tagalu, said the juvenile has a serious heart condition, supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), that thankfully did not trigger at the time of the incident on Monday but said Tuesday, ‘mentally he’s still not sure’.
‘This sort of brutal assault could have had fatal consequence,’ criminal defense attorney Rebecca Kavanaugh warned in a tweet that repeated his sister Yralina Tufono, 20’s claims.
His sister said he was still suffering from chest pain a day after the violent encounter on Monday.
According to the police department the Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Officer was proactively patrolling the area of Mills Station Road and Mather Field due to complaints from citizens about hand-to-hand sales of alcohol, tobacco and drugs to minors and saw what he believed to be a hand-to-hand exchange between an adult and juvenile.
The department stated that the cop lost sight of the adult in the area and when he approached the juvenile, ‘the juvenile was uncooperative and refused to give the deputy basic identifying information’.
‘He told the deputy he was 18 years old. Having reasonable suspicion that criminal activity was occurring, the deputy attempted to detain the juvenile so he could conduct further investigation,’ police continued in the statement.
‘The juvenile became physically resistive at that time, causing the deputy to lose control of his handcuffs, which landed several feet away. The deputy attempted to maintain control of the juvenile without his handcuffs and while alone waiting for his partners to arrive and assist him.’