2014/04/09/Cop Puts Crying Boy in Chokehold
- when: 2014/04/09
- source: The Freethought Project
- topics: Santa Ana School Police Department police brutality Latinophobia sousveillance
- keywords video
- link: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/video-cop-puts-crying-boy-chokehold-tells-witnesses-stop-speaking-spanish/
- title: (VIDEO) Cop Puts Crying Boy in Chokehold, Tells Witnesses "Stop Speaking Spanish!"
- summary: "A Santa Ana School Police Department officer is at the center of controversy after a concerned citizen, Elvia Fernández, filmed him putting a crying young boy in a chokehold."
In the clip, we see a man at the park yelling "You're choking him" at an officer as a motionless boy screams "Help me! Help me!" Even though it was filmed in portrait and from a distance on a smartphone, the video clearly captures a cop lying on top of a sobbing child, whose tiny arms are prone on the ground. The cop's arm is around the boy's neck, as he yells "Stop fighting me," only to have the boy scream in pain, "I'm not fighting you!"