A video reportedly shows an Arizona police officer tackling a 15-year-old quadruple amputee to the ground during an arrest in late September.
KOLD obtained the footage, which the news station reported shows an unidentified Pima County officer arrest Immanuel Oloy at a group home for knocking over a garbage can and verbally threatening an employee. Oloy was reportedly placed at the Tucson-area group home after his family abandoned him.
The Phoenix New Times reported that C.J., a 16-year-old boy in the group home, filmed the eight-minute cellphone video. In it, the responding officer is seen holding the shirtless teen in a headlock in the kitchen. The teen can be heard yelling for the officer to “get the f**k off of me” before the officer obliges.
After getting up, the officer then yells and curses in Oloy’s face before asking him what his problem is. After insisting there is no problem, Oloy asks the officer why he is yelling in his face.
“I will raise my voice to you whenever the f**k I want, you understand?” he snaps.
The officer’s boisterous reply elicits a response from C.J., who reminds him that Oloy was only answering his question. He then demands C.J. to “shut the h**l up” and leave the room before he gets arrested too.
C.J. is heard telling the deputy that he is eating his cereal and is not allowed in his room.
“You have nothing to do with it, you understand? Am I your b***h?” the deputy asks C.J. while aggressively approaching him.
Another teen at the group home reportedly begins filming moments before the deputy slams C.J. into a wall and also arrests him.
Days after the video was made public, KOLD reported on Thursday that the Pima County Attorney’s Office dropped the disorderly conduct charges against Oloy. The office reportedly dismissed the charges immediately after viewing the video, which was publicized by the Pima County Public Defender’s Office at Oloy’s request.
While the disorderly conduct charges against C.J. remain pending, the prosecutor’s office reportedly said they will be handled in the near future.
KOLD reported that the sheriff’s office is conducting an internal investigation into the September 26 incident.
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[Featured image: Pima County Public Defender’s Office]