“Our officer caught the child in mid-air and the momentum of the child launching himself caused the both of them to land on the patrol car. The child continued to be emotionally distraught, and continued with the outburst, at which time our officer placed him on the ground,” the statement by police said. “While on the ground, the officer continued to attempt to de-escalate the situation, assuring the child that he was not under arrest and that he would let him up if he would remain calm.”


What the video shows is a grown officer forcefully restraining a 10-year-old child and shouting at him to “stop resisting.”

“Stop resisting, stop resisting,” the officer yells as he pulls out handcuffs.

The boy immediately becomes contrite, responding with polite, but tearful “Yes, sirs” even as the adults can be heard screaming in the background.


“Sorry! Sorry” the boy pleaded. “I don’t want to go to jail.”

The officer tells the boy he won’t go to jail.

“You don’t run into a police officer,” the cop tells him. “You understand?”

“Yes, sir,” the boy responds.

Eventually, the officer lets the boy up. The child then asks the officers if he can get his father’s phone, still asking to know what his father did.


“He didn’t do nothing,” he insisted.

The officer allows the boy to approach the patrol car, leading him to the window where his father was seated. The boy takes his father’s phone, letting his dad knows that he’ll call someone who will be able to bail him out.


“Will you get out, Daddy?” he asks. “I love you.”

“Be strong,” the father, who was restrained in the back of the vehicle tells his son, as he leans his head toward the window so his son can pat his head.