According to reports, authorities are investigating the officers’ actions and the footage captured by their body cameras.
Democrats in the governor’s office of New York state described as “heartbreaking” a video showing police officers detaining a young child for stealing a bag of chips from his mother.
In a video that has gone popular on social media, a police officer is seen holding the arms of an eight-year-old child behind his back. During the police investigation, a bystander can be heard telling the officers, “You’re overreacting.” The youngster is in a state of terror.
Later that day, the boy and his two brothers were taken to their father’s residence by police officers on duty. According to Anthony Weah’s statement to thenewsgod.com, when the police came to the Weah family’s house, they were friendly and professional in their approach. The police did not charge anyone or ask them to pay for the chips they provided.