The video – sent to Instagram on Friday – shows that a girl is held down by two officers, a…
The video – sent to Instagram on Friday – shows that a girl is held down by two officers, a man and a woman. Hanman hits the girl twice when he keeps his shorts.
“Why are you kidding her?” someone in the video cries. “She can not do it, her hands under her, the f *** you beat her for?”
Police department in Coral Springs, about 29 miles northeast of Fort Lauderdale, said in a statement on Facebook on Friday that the video did not show the entire event that led to the arrest.
Police said the incident took place on Thursday when officers were called to the Coral Square Mall about harmless teens who had harassed people and caused disturbances. When officers met template security, a mother told officers one of the teenagers shot their 5-year-old child to the ground. Mall security also told officers one of the teens hit another teenager. Officers issued an urgent warning to the troubled teens and prevented them from the mall.
The teens then returned to the mall, police said, where a boy was taken without a crash, but the girl in the video began to be cursed and tried to ride the other teens. Officers tried to put the girl in jail, but the police said she started fighting and resisting arrests. It was at this time, the police said they took the girl to the ground because of “her violence and aggressive behavior” and tried to let her drop her fists.
“As seen in the video, she resisted the arrest and, in order for her to follow, she was smacked to release her snapped fists ̵
1; she was then handcuffs, said the Coral Springs Police Department in her Facebook statement.
Officers tried to put her in the patrol car, police said she “hurriedly kicked” one of the officers.
“Coral Springs Police Department believes in transparency,” read the statement of the department. “It’s important for people to get all the facts before they rush to death of an officer’s actions when faced with calls that involve violent suspects – regardless of age or gender. “
Girlfriend Jessica Dennis told CNN affiliate WSVN TV that was hard for her to watch the video.
” She was definitely not aggressive. Everyone could see that she lay there, “Dennis said.” So I just want justice to be served. “
Dennis told WSVN that she employed lawyer Meeghan Moldof, who said that the officer used excessive force during the arrest.
“It appears from the video that my client was on the ground,” said Moldov WSVN. “The hands are under her stomach, the officer’s knee is on her back, and he only takes a shot on her like one after another.”
 CNN’s Deanna Hackney contributed to this report.