Instead of help a 16-year-old guy was attacked by the police and a medical clinic guard: Video
A shocking video surfaced that shows how a guy who came with his mother, Jessica Long, to the clinic for an examination was knocked down and was hit several times by Teaser. Mother says that she brought her son because he had some mental deviations, he behaved aggressively, but did not attack.
The video shows how Atrium Health - Lincolnton hospital security guard knocks a guy down, holding a stun gun on his sight.
The incident occurred on December 8th in Lincolnton County, North Carolina. Remembering the events of that day, the mother said that neither the guard nor the officer tried to settle the conflict, they immediately used force.
“At no point did they tell him to put his hands behind his back, to stand still, they never tried to deescalate the situation. They just immediately went for full-blown physical force,” Long said.
At the moment when a police officer arrived at the place of the guy’s beating, nothing changed, but only worsened. The footage captured how the mother turned for a second to the car and the policeman attacked the guy from behind and pressed him to the ground. As it later turned out, the boy broke his face from a fall and his whole mouth was filled with blood.
Also on the video there is a fragment in which the guy spits blood in the direction of deputy, which officer Justin Polson himself and his superiors regarded as an attack on a police representative. For this spit 16-year-old guy received two blows to the face.
“Deputy Polson had a reaction to a felonious assault,” Beam said. “Spitting in a law enforcement officer’s face—spitting blood in a law enforcement officer’s face—is a felonious assault and he had a right to stop that assault from occurring.”
But this statement is contrary to the statement of the officer himself, who simply denied the blows, and in his report indicated that the “assisted” guy was lying on the ground, instead of indicating that he had thrown him to the ground.
Later, a WBTV reporter conducted an interview with an executive for Atrium, Maureen Swick, where a hospital representative avoids direct answers to direct questions, although she admits that the incident report is incorrect.
“Officer Harczuk advised that before I arrived on scene the male visor had punched him in the face,” the report said.
“So you stand by the fact that the young man actually hit the officer in the head?” a WBTV reporter asked.
“You could see him swing,” Swick responded.
“That’s not what I asked. Do you stand by the fact that the young man hit the officer in the head?”
“Yes, that’s what the officer stated,” she responded.
“I understand that, but you’ve seen the video, do you think the young man hit the officer in the head?” the reporter asked.
“From the angle I was watching the video, it would – I could not see that but that’s what the officer stated,” she responded.
According to the official position of the police, none of the representatives of law enforcement agencies will be held accountable for their actions, since they are recognized as acceptable. The guy’s mother told that she will no longer return to Atrium Health.