STOCKTON, CA — Who knew “jaywalking” could cost a harmless teenager to pay such a painful price?
A police officer spotted a Melanoid teen crossing the street, and decided to use brute force to detain him, as featured in the following video clip. According to the footage, the officer can be heard yelling “stop resisting (arrest)” to the boy, although the footage simultaneously shows that the boy is merely defending himself from the brutal assault by way of the officer’s baton.
Shortly after the incident occurred, several other officers come rushing in to apprehend the boy, only for him to be released later that day to his mother. He will be charged in juvenile court for resisting arrest and trespassing. One bystander, Edgar Avendano, recorded the incident, and posted it on his Facebook page.
According to a story on CNN.com, Avendano was quoted from his Facebook page with the following: “The cop was telling him to take a sit (sic) but the teen kept walking to his bus but the cop kept grabbing his arm & the kid took off the cop’s hand off his arm so the cop took out his baton & that’s when I started recording because everything happened too quick.”
Just in case Facebook takes down Avendano’s video, it has also been posted on YouTube, which you can see in the clip below.