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A handcuffed Kalamazoo teenager struggles with a Public Safety officer as he is led down a hallway toward a booking room, then the officer shoves him into a wall, injuring his face, in a police video released Tuesday.
The officer involved, Derek Nugent, has been placed on a 10-day, unpaid suspension, Acting Public Safety Chief Jim Mallery said this week.
The teenager, who is African-American, lost three teeth.
Originally posted by ShAuNmAn-X
I detest police brutality as much as the next man, but had the roles been reversed(i.e. an African American Officer, and a Caucasian prisoner) I seriously doubt we'd even be hearing about this story IMO.
Since 2005, 20 misdemeanor and felony charges have been brought against the teen, but he was not prosecuted for any of them because judges determined he was mentally incompetent to stand trial.
About two minutes into the video, Nugent begins walking the teen down the hallway toward a booking room when a tussle occurs and the teenager appears to jerk away from Nugent
back in the early 90's when I was 15 I got arrested for trying to break into a car. I kept the cops searching for 2 hours before they caught me. The cop that caught me was a little ticked and I got lippy with him. He smashed my face into the hood of his car and broke my nose.
Around that same time I was hanging out at a freinds house and the cops got called because of a fight that happend. When they showed up they told everyone to leave. My buddy said up yours to the cop and they arrested him. Two hours later he called and said they took him to one of the worste parts of Detroit beat the crap out of him and left him there.
The teen shouts profanity and is eventually turned toward a wall as an officer appears to hold him by the back of his neck.
About two minutes into the video, Nugent begins walking the teen down the hallway toward a booking room when a tussle occurs and the teenager appears to jerk away from Nugent.
Mallery said Nugent has been a Public Safety officer for nearly 10 years and that this is his first excessive-force complaint. The Public Safety officers' union has filed a grievance over the suspension.