Two Officers Indicted For Takedown Of Teen Who Fought Cop, Tried Taking His Gun

A grand jury indicted former officers Anthony Dupre and Dan Cipriano after the state police opted not to charge them.

Port Allen, LA – Two former Brusly police officers were indicted by a grand jury in West Baton Rouge Parish for using excessive force on a 14-year-old student in October (video below).

The incident occurred during the school day on Oct. 5 at Brusly Middle School, after a student got into a verbal altercation with the vice principal over how long he had to be in detention.

The student went to the school office to call his grandmother to take him home and that’s where the incident occurred, WAFB reported.

School office surveillance video caught some of the incident, but most of the struggle took place on the office floor, and the view was obscured by a counter.

The video showed that Brusly Police Officer Anthony “Kip” Dupre entered the office and said something to the student, pointing at him.

When the officer got closer to the student, the boy turned and suddenly tried to leave the room.

Office Dupre grabbed him around the neck as he tried to get by, and took him to the ground, the video showed.

Although much of the struggle on the ground was obscured from the cameras, witnesses in the office said that during the struggle, the boy tried to take the officer’s gun.

At about a minute-and-a-half into the video, the officer can be seen delivering some strikes to the student, and then he reaches around to hand his gun to another adult who was watching the fight.

She placed his gun on the desk initially, but then moved it farther away from the altercation, out of camera range.

Sources told WAFB that the 14-year-old student admitted to having tried to take the officer’s duty weapon.

The same sources said that the student had fought with other police officers on campus on two other occasions.

In the video, the officer can be seen reaching up to place his glasses and then his radio on the counter, safely out of the fray.

Two minutes and 15 seconds into the video, one of the office staff picked up the officer’s radio and appeared to make a radio call for more assistance for Officer Dupre as he continued to wrestle with the student on the floor.

One minute later, Brusly Police Officer Dan Cipriano arrived in the office to back up Officer Dupre.

The student was brought quickly under control as soon as the second officer arrived, the video showed.

The officers handcuffed the student together, and then Officer Cipriano hauled the teenager to his feet.

As the 14 year old continued to struggle and resist arrest in an attempt to get at Officer Dupre again, Officer Cipriano put him face down on the counter until he calmed down, and then both officers escorted the student out of the office.

Both officers were placed on leave after the incident, pending the investigation.

Brusly Police Chief Jonathan Lafeaux said that both officers resigned after the incident. He also said they’d each been with the police force for about three years.

The Louisiana State Police began an immediate investigation of the incident, but the district attorney announced the case would go before a grand jury regardless of what was determined by the state police investigators, WAFB reported.

In the meantime, the boy’s grandmother got an attorney and began talking publicly about filing a civil rights lawsuit against the school and the police officers.

She claimed that her grandson had suffered minor physical injuries, and what she feared would be lasting psychological damage, from the incident.

When the state police investigation was finished and no arrests were made, the prosecutor, Tony Clayton, brought both officers before the grand jury.

The grand jury decided to charge former Officer Cipriano with simple battery and former Officer Dupre with malfeasance, a felony, according to The Advocate.

You can see video of the altercation in the video below:

Comments (76)
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burgerallday
burgerallday

Well, based on the staff reaction, especially the lady in black it doesn't lookalike they were surprised by what happened. 14? Who cares, he was big enough to fight. Looks like the cops knew this kid was a fighter, with mommy back-up.

JBo
JBo

What's the problem? The cops have video, several wittinesses, the student's prior history of assaults on officers, etc. The kid is a future felon in waiting.

BLSupporter
BLSupporter

It figures. A 14-year-old punk takes on the police, but the cops are in the wrong. Fine. Then hire the kid; I'm sure he'll be such a fine addition to the force. NOT!

turnergal5$
turnergal5$

Another frickin family looking for a big payday. How about teaching your damn grandson some respect instead of an easy way to make money bitch???

Jimhilton911
Jimhilton911

Any kid who fights with police has zero respect and needs to learn some. If politicians don’t start backing up are LEO’s our society will at some point be left totally defenseless, because no one in their right mind wants to do a job when no one in our society has their back!

Watcher 4
Watcher 4

Notice the size of the donuffin. He put up a good fight with the officer. Ghetto lottery. Tell us more about th DA and the makeup of the grand jury.

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

Another case of awesome parenting. Participation trophy children. I’m glad I’m old and soon to die, I don’t want to see the kids of today tun our country

Righton17
Righton17

I hope those that sit the jury have the sense to not only find the officers not guilty but also to scold the DA when this comes to a conclusion. I wouldn't be a cop today, as it just goes unappreciated and actually gets you in trouble.

barkep
barkep

The officers did what any officer would do. The court should find both officers not guilty. This is ridiculous that with the history of the student and trying to take an officers gun that they were charged.

Readbetweenthelines
Readbetweenthelines

There is obviously so much more to this story (no sound in vid) by going on the actions of school administration. It speaks volumes that they’ve been fed up with this kid. And this kid has played his own feat by disrespecting authorities, not only school authorities but police too! His career (criminal) has been determined by his own actions. These officers are doing their job ffs! Grand jury need to go out on the beat to see what it’s really like on the streets, not hide behind their ivory tower!

dsmarine
dsmarine

When I was in school no one would have reacted like this to a teacher and teachers (male) took care of the bad boys. Most of my teachers were WWIi or Korea Vets. They took no bull. Guns in schools -none- in pick up trucks to go hunting before and after school, never thought of shooting people. Education is broken!

angeleyes
angeleyes

grandma has dollar signs. doubtful the "baby" is in therapy for his trauma. he obviously never learned respect for anyone or anything. can't believe the charges are against our LEOs. You know grandma will get money, she's earned it for how well she's raised her grandson.

gfc1963
gfc1963

There was nothing wrong with what those cops did. That was not excessive force in any way. Another hood rat and his slag grandmother about to get a payday.

K9ndn
K9ndn

Where the hell Are his mom and dad at? Jail or breading more welfare kids. Grandma is wanting dollar signs and that kid was a danger to all at that school. If this was a white kid this wouldn’t have made i this far.

Icemanmurph
Icemanmurph

Future inmate. No doubt.

Grog
Grog

What a bunch of bullshit! This little pos is headed for a grave and his "grammy" is helping him! No one holds these little thugs accountable. HE, the pos thug wannabe, should have been indicted! This pos already has some serious psychological damage, thanks to grammy! Why would anyone want to be a police officer in that jurisdiction with a piece of shit DA like that?

TCSO7801
TCSO7801

Prosecutor must be up for election.... or just a plain old neighborhood class of idiot.

tfort
tfort

Something went wrong with the cops, they resigned before they were even charged. I guess the video doesn’t tell the whole story.

JLW63
JLW63

I am SOO SICK of watching these kids get away with what ever they want. They need to bring "good ole fashioned" a#* back, and teach these kids they're not in charge. But I'm just waiting for some one to holler "racism" because you Know it's coming

Scattered
Scattered

It's getting ridiculous. Cops better be perfect, dot every I, cross every T, make the right snap decision, be politically correct, pamper these thugs and whatever you do put the thugs rights first before your own safety cuz in this society your not allowed to protect us, do your job and hopefully make it back to your families after shift. You have no rights anymore. Who the hell in their right mind would want to be a cop? I thank u all for your service and God Bless You all!!!

Oldschool5
Oldschool5

Maybe the student needs to learn respect at home. Obviously if this is his third altercation with the police, he is going to end up dead down the line.

mbfritz
mbfritz

This is precisely why young kids don't respect police & think it's okay to break the law. No consequences for them-only the officers! Horrible judicial system!

unclebubby
unclebubby

Did the grandmother say her grandson sinus nuffin??😡

unclebubby
unclebubby

Dindu

Rayb
Rayb

Well there ya go... future school shooter... the deserved whatever he got.. hopefully they’ll be acquitted when they go trial...

chessie58
chessie58

Grandma is trying to win the ghetto lottery. The kid has no respect for rules or authority and should have had a foot planted up his behind a long time ago. Where's baby mama? She is probably a failure also. The LEOs were doing their job, and now face losing them because of this snotty uncontrolled hood rat that will never amount to anything but trouble.

BigPapaFrosty
BigPapaFrosty

Maybe his community's leaders should try to help these young people instead of seeing how much money they can get for there pockets. Where are the parent's! This fine student will be in prison by high school. He already knows the system call grandma when when he does not want people to tell him what to do.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

When you try to take a cop's gun the fun and games are all over. It's time to expect some "real-adult" response from cops. The coddling is all over at that point. What were the cops supposed to do just let him beat and shoot them, and then go home with grandma like nothing happened? He will face prison at an early age and probably for a long time since he obviously cannot cope with authority.

LEO030
LEO030
  1. the dindu is black, 2) raised by the grandmother (shock face) 3) mom a drug addict or in prison, 4) father unknown, 5) used to getting his own way, 6) DA is either black or up for election or both, 7) grandma sees an opportunity to get some free cash so she creates a story about PTSD, 8) hires an attorney. This is a story played out daily across America.
EMarie
EMarie

Say...What?

Rich B.
Rich B.

That 14 year old 'child' is about 6 feet and 200 pounds.

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

One more thug on tge street Gonba have 5 babies we the tax payers can keep up before hes 20. This is reason no one is applying for police officer jobs anymore

AZBIGDOG
AZBIGDOG

I watched this and am trying to understand where the excessive force came in at? Was it because the officer appeared to struggle with the toid for a couple of minutes and that the toid had tried to take the officers firearm? I guess the officer allowing the kid to try to take his firearm without at least breaking his arm was excessive non-use of force. What a toid that prosecutor is as well as the jurors on that grand jury.

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

Black of course

cabman86
cabman86

It's long been known, if you fight the police, we fight back.

provguard
provguard

All this kind of shit does, is to cause these thugs to think they can get away with fighting police officers!!!!! More of them need to be buried to stop this kind of crap!

SGT_moore_USA
SGT_moore_USA

@Caroparks53 actually its the politicians who don’t know what its like to “serve and protect” who side against LEO’s for doing their jobs. Thats the reason why nobody wants to be a police officer anymore, they are all afraid they will get fired or put in jail for doing their job!

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Quote from Oldschool5-"he is going to end up dead down the line".........

....Well, which is maybe better off for all parties involved. Sound too callous? Look around you folks at how often this occurs with just 3% of the entire US population. Personally ,I have no sympathies left at all for these who do nothing but cause constant trouble and have repeat run ins with the law. There are too many who need to be incarcerated yet too many to actually incarcerate. Whose fault is the problem this time ? Was the genesis of the problem the MIA Dad? the Drug/alcohol /unemployed Mom? Invalid Grandma? Douchebag "Little" Dindu Nuthin? ...or all of the above? All have contributed to this "end result" over time. DO NOT look for scapegoats on who else or what else can be blamed but they themselves. DO NOT blame the LEO's as they cannot fix the problems that these people have caused. None of these people mentioned have the requisite level of emotional maturity, basic level of intelligence, personal responsibility ,perseverance ,etc. to change much of anything in this repetitive math equation.....These folks need to stop blaming and look within their own mirrors to find the answers.

BlackLivesMatterMore
BlackLivesMatterMore

Look at these FORMER cops. Doing what they were trained to do. Just to make $30,000 a year. For a government/country who don't even really fuck with them, and are killing them slowly, just like any other american citizen. Its really funny. I hope they go to jail and get RAPED out of their misery. Especially that fat white talent-less honkey.

BlackLivesMatterMore
BlackLivesMatterMore

You white mutants have alot of to say about a young 14 year old. Thats sad. Thats why no one likes any of you as a race. Go find a talent.

JBo
JBo

@BlackLivesMatterMore

You're quite the racist aren't you? Did you kiss your momma with that mouth?

A GeneZ boi
A GeneZ boi

@JBo I know right, I thought that Black Lives Matter want equality.

investigator
investigator

The day is going to come when there will be NO police officers, because of disgusting BS like this. I feel bad for these officers!!

Jim72
Jim72

I hate white american ppl. Black Power.

Jim72
Jim72

You fucking pig

Jim72
Jim72

Pls call the page for WRPLM "white racists pigs lives matter"

You fucking racist pigs.

Billl1940
Billl1940

The only racist views are BLM, and jim72 , neither one knows how to use proper English or spelling it would be funny to let those racist idiots speak in a recorder then play it back just to show there TRUE ignorance and lack of intelligence

Justme1950
Justme1950

Hmmmmmmmm, sounds like another ENTRANT, in the GHETTO LOTTERY !!!

NickyJ
NickyJ

Jim7, So you hate white Americans? Here is an idea pack your stuff and get out of America. You can’t can you? You need the American welfare system. Maybe you should go look in a mirror. Looking back at you will be a pig. You are the racist. That little thug needs some man training. Although he wasn’t calling his parents. He was calling his grandmother. I wonder why not call his father. Oh yeah no man in the home just a racist pig. Well Jim I wish you luck not hate

Milman
Milman

Grandma.. Teach your grandson to respect those in authority and all will be well. This is a money grab, pure and simple. Those officers had no reason to resign. This kid is half way to prison... Got that grandma? P.S. The D.A. is an a$$!.