Watch: Florida Cops Body Slam Scrawny Teen for SkateBoarding on Public Street (Updated)
May 17, 2016 - skateboarding
Two Tampa cops were hold on video pulling adult to a organisation of teenagers on skateboards, afterwards hopping out of their automobile to seize a smallest child in a group.
They afterwards physique slammed him opposite a travel before shoving him adult opposite their automobile to play him.
Then they hold him for 12 hours, even yet there were no signs ominous skateboarding.
The teen is 15 years old, stands about 5’4″ and weighs maybe 120 pounds, pronounced Patrick outpost Kampen, 18, who was partial of about a dozen skateboarders skating on a open travel that was sealed off to trade in downtown Tampa on Saturday. He also pronounced there were no signs ominous skateboarding.
“I don’t know his name, though we know he’s a good kid,” he pronounced in a write talk with Photography is Not a Crime Monday.
Van Kampen pronounced he was hire circuitously a other teen who was recording when a patrolman came after them too, grabbing onto his shoulder, though they managed to movement away.
“I was perplexing to lift out my phone and we didn’t even have a chance,” he said. “I saw what he did to that other kid.”
Van Kampen pronounced his uncle is a military officer in Washington D.C. and has already seen a video.
“He said, ‘that was very, very, unequivocally wrong, that is not how we hoop a situation,’” Van Kampen said.
He pronounced a cops were yelling “stop resisting” when a teen was not resisting.
“I was shocked,” he said. “We’ve never had problems before with Tampa police. We’ve skated in groups of 60 people and had no problems.”
“He also picked on a smallest child in a group,” he said.
Van Kampen said after they had skated divided and regrouped in a circuitously parking lot, he snuck behind to see what was going on and speckled 6 unit cars in a area – all for a singular teen they managed to grab.
“He didn’t have any warrants or anything, though they hold on to him for 12 hours until his mom picked him adult from a military station,” Van Kampen said.
“Six cars for one kid,” he emphasized. “The smallest child in a group.”
UPDATE (12 p.m. EST, May 17, 2016) : Tampa military fit a takedown, observant a teen was not usually skateboarding in an area where it was not allowed, he resisted arrested.
But a video does not uncover most resisting, generally before a takedown when military did not even contend a word to him.
They do explain they had warned a teen progressing that day, that they contend authorised them to physique impact him.
The teen has been identified as Jason Huber, who was celebrating his 15th birthday Sunday with a creation of a skateboarding video.
According to WTSP:
TPD insists a teen didn’t mind officers warning: stop skateboarding downtown where it’s banned.
The harmed skater tells 10News WTSP that he’d been sharpened a skateboarding video with his friends, celebrating his 15th birthday, when a float went terribly wrong. The video captures 2 Tampa military officers lift up, one officer grabs his arm and both a officer and teen go down.
“He didn’t contend anything to me during all. we was unequivocally frightened and we flinched to get into a fetal position. He grabbed me and threw me on a ground,” says Huber. “I kept screaming for help. we was like superterrified. Everyone was screaming and revelation them to stop,” Huber says.
“We had accede from a confidence ensure to movement there,” says Huber.
But right outward of City Hall, only down a retard from Tampa Police Headquarters is partial of a Downtown Central Business District, along with Ybor City, where skateboarding is banned.
He was charged with facing detain and skateboarding in a downtown business district. But it was Sunday, so a city’s business district was roughly a spook town.