According to reports, a 14-year-old boy was taken into custody for not having a bus ticket during a conference protesting police violence at Cleveland State University, so one officer began deploying pepper spray into the crowd.
Think Progress reports:
The arrest occurred in Cleveland, across the street from Cleveland State University, which was hosting a conference sponsored by The Movement for Black Lives. Currently, there are conflicting reports regarding why the teenager was arrested. Cleveland’s ABC affiliate reports that the teen “was accused of having an open container at the bus stop when he was approached by officers,” while numerous sources on Twitter claim that he was arrested because he did not have a bus ticket.
— Matthew (@mattdpalm) July 26, 2015
Here’s the white cop randomly pepper spraying protesters, courtesy of Twitter user @KentaviousPrime:
— Kenny (@KentaviousPrime) July 26, 2015
Police “slammed the teen to the ground while making an arrest and pepper spray was used” according to reports.
Protesters gathered near the scene after the boy’s arrest and video footage of the protest shows them linking arms apparently trying to prevent police from breaking up the protest.
Jonathan Walsh, a reporter with the ABC affiliate, said that’s when a white officer began to pepper spray the crowd.
For Conservatives who think Sandra Bland was ‘arrogant,’ this cop is the epitome of arrogance.
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