“Friendly” Officer Threatens to Break Teen’s Legs
Teenager Hamza Jeylani was one of the latest victims of what the ACLU is calling “disparity in the way police” interact with black and white people in Minneapolis, in a new report.
According to the ACLU website, teen Jeylani and four friends were stopped and told to step out of their car after making a U-turn in a church parking lot after a game of basketball at the local YMCA.
That is when Officer Rod Webber made the threat. “If you fuck with me I’m going to break your legs before you get a chance to run.”
In the video Jeylani shows no sign of resisting, and even asks the officer, “Who says I am going to run?”
Although the police claim that they arrested Jeylani on suspicion of stealing a blue Honda Civic, Jeylani said that the driver of the vehicle had proof that he owned the car, a blue Toyota Camry.
The video shows Webber telling Jeylani that he had been arrested because the officer “felt like arresting” the teen.
Watch the raw video footage below: