Sources claim that two Florida police officers are accused of forcing an 11-year-old girl to the ground at gunpoint after responding to a burglary call at her home.
The burglary alarm was accidentally activated, reported WFTV-TV, and the child was watching television in bed when the officers let themselves into her family’s Groveland home with their weapons drawn.
The girl said one of the officers pushed her to the ground and held here there with his knee while the other officer pointed his gun at her.
Police have released a surveillance video that captured the shooting of 17-year-old Kristiana Coignard on Jan. 22 in the police station in Texas.
Coignard, who had struggled with mental illness, visited the Longview Police Department in Texas. According to the police, she brandished a weapon and that’s when police officers shot and killed the teenage girl.
One cannot determine from the camera footage whether she had a weapon in hand.
Police told the victim’s grandmother and aunt that video of the incident exists and have now released it.
A Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial in the US on charges she stole a police car and led officers on a chase at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour (129 kilometres per hour) while still handcuffed.
ABC News stated that Cops chased 27-year-old Roxanne Rimer, who drove down Route 51 as fast as 100 mph with her hands cuffed behind her back, according to Center Township Police Chief Barry Kramer in Pennsylvania.
“She probably was able to reach her cuffed hands to the side of her hip and drive,” Kramer said. “I’m not completely sure though because there was no camera that captured the inside of the car. [Rimer] was very thin, long-armed and lanky, so it’s possible she was flexible enough to reach over the side of her hip and grab the wheel.”
A video posted to the Internet on Friday shows a female police officer using physical force to subdue a screaming teenager. The Mesa, Arizona police officer can be seen punching and brutalizing a teen girl as her mother yells at the officer to stop.
Mesa police said the girl’s mother contacted them for help, and they stepped in after the girl refused to cooperate and then assaulted one of their officers.
According to the Free Thought Project, the 15-year-old girl was a runaway who the police officer was attempting to apprehend.
According to LiveLeak, the officer put the girl in a chokehold — even after the teen’s mother begged her and a second officer to stop, saying that the girl is asthmatic and has emotional issues.
As her legs kicked and flailed, the girl told the officers she couldn’t breathe, screaming, “Stop!” over and over.
The second officer said that everything his partner did was according to police procedure and that if she’d wanted to, the officer “could have shot her dead.”