I hate when videos like this come out. Four Glendale police officers were video taped beating up a 17 year old. The incident happened inside a Dick's Sporting Goods Store. Three of the police were in plain clothes and the teen was allegedly shoplifting.
“It was really hard to watch. We got traumatized. We have, like, all of the video stuck in our head,” Melissa Navarette, the teen victim’s sisters, told CBSLA’s Kandiss Crone.
“The officer that wasn’t even there to begin with, that ran up on this situation, and as soon as he arrived, he just decided I’m going to kick this kid in the face,” the witness said.
“Officers responded and located a suspect matching the description and eventually contacted that suspect inside of the Dick’s Sporting Goods,” Sgt. Christian Hauptmann of the Glendale PD, said.
It seems like the response was too much and not necessary. Now we're hearing that the four police officers are on leave.