Video Of Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Throwing An Elbow To The Face Of A Handcuffed Teen Has People Outraged

Photo via @brycherrera1/Twitter Tweet via @joyceWhiteVance/Twitter

This week America (specifically Florida) is actually the worst because more police brutality! Yay!

Three deputies from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office were caught on film pouring water from a garden hose and throwing an elbow to the face of 17-year-old Bienvenido Roman:

Bryce Herrera, the person who caught the incident on video, tagged the Sheriff’s office in the tweet.

The office replied that the matter was under investigation.

The office put the deputy caught in the video on administrative leave, but did not specify whether it was paid or unpaid.

People are outraged.

According to NBC 2, the teenager in the video, Bienvenido Roman, was on the run from police after they attempted to arrest him in Fort Myers Shores.

But that in no way excuses an adult, especially a white adult in a position of authority, elbowing a teenager of color in the face.

Police and law enforcement brutality, which has been under national scrutiny since the Mike Brown’s shooting in 2014, (the impetus for a major step in the #BlackLivesMatter movement) has continued even through early 2019.

Earlier this year in Brooklyn, NY, a NYPD officer was caught on video yanking a one year old child out of the arms of the child’s mother at food-assistance center.

So I’m At 275 Bergen Street Handling My Business Or Whatever & There Wasn’t Any More Chairs For This Lady To Sit Down So She Sat In The Corner On The Floor. The Security Guard Came Over Said What Ever She Said To Her & She Made The Security Guard Feel Dumb So She Called The Cops On Her & This Was The Outcome SMH Mind You She Had Her Baby In Her Hands The Whole Time????????‍♀️????????‍♀️????????‍♀️ I'm So Fucking Disgusted with The NYPD???????? EVRYBODY PLEASE SHARE!!! I’m a mother myself & I would’ve lost my fucking mind if this was me they would've had to kill me????????????????

Posted by Monae Sinclair on Friday, December 7, 2018

This latest display of police brutality will not go unnoticed.

The Lee County Sheriff’s office has made no further statements on the incident, but people are demanding justice.

No more of this.  No more.


Written by Mike Walsh

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