The Sacramento Police Department is reviewing an incident where a 12-year-old Black boy was held down by police officers and a spit mask was placed over his face.
The video, originally posted on Black Lives Matter Sacramento’s Facebook page on May 8, shows a boy being handcuffed by two police officers and a security guard. The guard, who says he is with Paladin Private Security in Sacramento, tells officers that the boy was stopped because he kept asking people to buy things for him at a nearby Walgreens and was trespassing.
In the video, the boy is taken to the parking lot by the officers and the security guard. The boy can be heard saying, “Yeah, I spit on you all. How do you like that [expletive]?” before one officer can be seen wiping her cheek.
The police department released a statement and posted body camera footage…
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