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Baton Rouge police are investigating after a video shows an officer with his arm around teen's neck during arrest

February 23, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Police are investigating the arrest of a Baton Rouge teenager on Sunday after a video posted online shows an officer pinning the 13-year-old to the ground with his arm under the boy's neck.

(CNN)Police are investigating the arrest of a Baton Rouge teenager on Sunday after a video posted online shows an officer pinning the 13-year-old to the ground with his arm under the boy's neck.

No decision has been made yet on whether the officers involved in the incident would face disciplinary action, Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome said during a press conference Monday.

Broome said that she and Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul have reviewed the police-worn body camera footage of the incident.

Officers responded to two disturbance calls on Sunday at the same location, Paul said.

One was released to a parent and the other was booked on charges of battery of a police officer, Paul said.

The city and police department have petitioned the court to allow the full body-worn camera video to be made public, since the video involves a minor, Paul said.

Civil rights attorney Ron Haley, Jr. , who represents the teen's family, said he viewed the body camera video on Monday evening and said it shows a more complete version of the incident.

While the community is upset about seeing video of what could be excessive force used on a child, Haley said, it's important to wait for the release of the body camera video.

Haley said he is hoping for full transparency from the Baton Rouge Police Department while investigating this incident, which Broome has promised.

to close this gap between our police officers and the citizens of our community," Broome said.

The incident is under investigation to see if any policies were violated by the officer, who is not currently facing any kind of disciplinary action or leave, Paul said.

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