An investigation is being launched on Louisiana as a video is making it’s rounds in viral land of a Baton Rouge Police officer holding a 13 year old black male down using a choke hold.
In a scene almost reminiscent of George Floyd, Baton Rouge police responded to a disturbance call after responding and leaving they were called back to the same location were police arrested two teens, one charged with battery of a police officer, and the other being released to his parents. During the arrest of an unarmed 13 year old black male police pinned him to the ground in a chokehold. After the video of the incident went viral the parents of the 13 year old want to see the police bodycam video and want it released to the public.
The bodycam has not be released as of yet however Louisiana officials are conducting an investigation into the violent arrest of a black teen at the hands of a veteran officer.
Take a look at the video below and then give us your thoughts.
A video is circulating showing a @BRPD officer trying to arrest a teen. The family says, the teen, 13, was allegedly mistaken for someone else when the incident occurred.
They say, tonight he’s home, but they want answers from the department on what’s they’re calling excessive. pic.twitter.com/G6LYJVZlmX
— Jonah Gilmore (@JonahMGilmore) February 22, 2021