Shocking video shows the second Maryland cops tase a teen along with his arms up whereas arresting him for vaping on the boardwalk.
The now-viral clip, which has greater than 1.5 million views, shows Brian Everett Anderson, 19, along with his arms up as he’s surrounded by not less than 5 cops in Ocean City Saturday night time.
Police stated they noticed Anderson vaping after telling him to cease earlier within the night time.
Without shifting away, he seems to unhook a strap to his backpack — which witnesses say was an order from the officers — after which clutch his abdomen and fall after going stiff from being zapped with the Taser.
“Stop! He was standing there!” a clearly upset lady screamed as different witnesses yelled on the officers.
“What is wrong with you?” one man requested, because the cops shortly moved in to again up the offended crowd as Anderson was turned onto his abdomen and handcuffed.
“Y’all did that for no reason,” a girl instructed the officers. “He was literally standing there.”
Police then arrested three different teenagers after “a large crowd of people began to form around the officers,” the town of Ocean City said in a release.
One was busted for yelling profanities, one other for allegedly threatening to throw a motorbike on the officers and the third for turning into disorderly after being warned that he was standing on non-public property, the discharge stated.
Other footage confirmed three officers on prime of one of many arrested teenagers, whereas one other clip confirmed cops carrying one away as somebody shouts, “Are you f—ing serious? For no reason …”
They “literally HOG TIED him, took his shoes off and took his pants,” insisted one of many witnesses who took the footage, which has been seen greater than 1.3 million instances by early Monday.
The witnesses stated the officers “asked [Anderson] to take his bookbag off … he was doing what they asked him.”
The city stated the debacle began when officers on foot patrol “observed a large group vaping on the boardwalk,” warning them that “the local ordinance prohibiting smoking and vaping outside of the designated areas on the Boardwalk.”
“As the group walked away, officers observed the same male start vaping again,” the city’s assertion stated.
When they returned, “the male refused to provide his proof of identification and became disorderly” after which “resisted arrest,” the city stated.
“We are aware of the social media videos circulating regarding this incident,” the city stated, revealing that “the uses of force from these arrests will go through a multi-level examination” by police officers in addition to skilled requirements.
However, the assertion confused, “Our officers are permitted to use force, per their training, to overcome exhibited resistance.”
Anderson was charged with disorderly conduct, resist/intrude with arrest, second-degree assault and failure to offer proof of id.
Kamere Anthony Day, 19, was arrested for allegedly yelling profanities. He was charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing and hindering, failure to obey an affordable and lawful order, resist/intrude with arrest and second-degree assault, the city stated.
Jahtique Joseph John Lewis, 18, was accused of pushing a Public Safety Aide within the chest whereas yelling profanities and likewise selecting up a police bicycle to hit the aide, then resisting arrest.
He was charged with disorderly conduct, failure to obey an affordable and lawful order, obstructing & hindering, assault second diploma and resisting/interfering with arrest.
Dwayne Warren, 19, was busted for allegedly turning into disorderly when instructed he needed to transfer from “standing on private property next to two ‘no trespassing signs,’” the city stated.
Warren was charged with trespassing-posted property, resist/intrude with arrest.
All 4 teenagers are from Harrisburg, Pa.
They have been seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and launched on their very own private recognizance, the city stated.