JONESBORO, GA (Albany Herald) — A video of a Clayton County police officer holding what seems to be 5 youngsters at gunpoint Monday afternoon is drawing the ire of the neighborhood.
The Clayton County Police Division acknowledged on its Fb web page Tuesday morning that they’re conscious of the incident and that what “everyone seems to be seeing is a small portion of your complete incident.”
A girl filming the incident could be heard telling the officer “they’re children” and pleading with the officer asking why he has a “gun out.”
“Please, don’t shoot, don’t shoot sir, they’re children,” she stated to the officer.
Within the video, a number of different members of the neighborhood are additionally questioning the officer, asking him to place his gun away.
The four minute and 34 second video posted on Fb ends after different officers arrive on scene from CCPD and Jonesboro Police Division.
It’s at present unclear why the kids have been stopped and what prompted the CCPD officer to carry them at gun level.
CCPD stated they are going to be releasing the physique worn digicam footage, incident report and preliminary 911 name surrounding the incident.
“Chief Kevin Roberts stays dedicated to being clear and accountable to our neighborhood,” police officers stated within the social media assertion.
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