Cops Caught on Video Choking, Kicking Sixth Graders Who Misbehaved on School Bus
A Florida police officer has been suspended after cell phone footage taken by students showed officers choking a sixth grader and kicking him to the ground.
The Boynton Beach Police Department is investigating an incident regarding how two of their officers handled two sixth grade boys who were removed from a school bus for misbehaving last Thursday.
The other kids on the bus recorded video of the two boys, believed to be as young as 11 years old, handcuffed and attacked.
In one video, one of the officers puts one of the boys in a chokehold and marches him to the grass.
In another video, a cop appears to walk behind one of the handcuffed boys and kicks his legs out, causing him to drop to the ground.
In one of the videos, one of the kids on the bus is heard saying “they can’t do that.”
The department has placed one of the officers on leave and are “investigating the circumstances surrounding the situation.”
A police spokesperson said “we are concerned as to the initial appearance of the video, and despite the fact that we have received no formal complaints at this time, we are committed to reviewing the situation in its entirety.”
He added that the department will take “whatever action is deemed most appropriate at the conclusion of our investigation.”
One of the boy’s families has retained attorney Maguene Cadet who said “it would be best that this situation gets turned over to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office or another entity. Any other police department except for Boynton Beach.”