Two prominent West Cops are appearing in the newly-revealed Bodymark footage telling the boy that he is “going to jail.” One of the officers has the child put his hand against a filing cabinet as he traps her.
Another soldier, who does not appear to be on-camera, says something about the cuff that is not fitting and others agree. They then ask the boy to put his hands in front of him as he walks her outside the school.
According to an arrest report obtained by the Miami Herald, police were called to Gerald Adams Elementary School on December 14, 2018 after the child was allegedly punched in the chest by a teacher.
The teacher said that the boy repeatedly refused to sit properly on his cafeteria bench seat, so he asked him to walk with him. Reportedly, when he allegedly hit her and said “my mom is going to beat you up”.
Authorities arrested the boy, whose name was not on the report due to his age, and accused him of hooliganism. The status of the case is unclear.
The video was Posted on social media By Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump, who said he is representing the boy’s mother in an upcoming federal lawsuit against authorities, school officials, the city of Key West and the Monroe County School District.
It was not immediately clear how Crump obtained the footage.
The attorney said the child has special needs and was placed with a substitute teacher who “had no awareness or concern about her needs and who used the situation to move her forward by forcing her to forcibly move the situation.” Enhanced. ”
When he acted, the teacher called the police, Crump said that it was a “heartening example of how our educational and policing systems train criminals by treating children like criminals.”
“If found guilty, the child is presumed guilty at the age of eight in this case,” Crump said in a statement. “This little boy was thwarted by everyone who participated in this horrific incident.”
Key West Police Chief Sean T. Brandenburg said in a statement to the Herald that the police did nothing wrong and that “standard operating procedures were followed.”