VIDEO: Critics Claim Police Used Excessive Force During Brawl With 100 Teens

Four teens were arrested during a massive brawl near Brockton High School on Thursday.

Brockton, MA – Police arrested four teens during a massive 100-person brawl near Brockton High School on Thursday (video below).

It was the second time in two days that fights broke out among the unruly students, The Enterprise reported.

The most recent altercation took place on Florence Street after students were released from a half day of classes.

Brockton police responded to the area after a student contacted them to report that a large group of his peers were trying to assault him, The Enterprise reported.

At about the same time, police received a second call of a large fight underway at the same location.

“When officers arrived, they observed at least a hundred teens walking in the middle of the street,” Brockton Police spokesperson Darren Duarte told The Enterprise. “Many were causing a disturbance and refusing to get out of the road.”

The teens also allegedly yelled expletives at the officers when they got to the scene, police said.

Cell phone footage showed one teen as he stood just inches away from an officer’s face.

The officer shoved the suspect away, at which point the teen threw a punch to the side of the officer’s head.

The officer immediately took the teen to the ground, the video showed.

“The officer pushed him away, and the teen took a swing at him,” Duarte told The Enterprise. “A large crowd rushed to where the arrest was made. Police kept the crowd away, but officers ended up detaining three other teens – one who assaulted and began to fight with an officer.”

The brawl tumbled out into the roadway, where a group of officers attempted to subdue a second combative suspect by taking him to the ground, the video showed.

One officer was injured during the altercation, according to WCVB.

Resident Sonya Lopes said she was outraged that the officers used force against juveniles, The Enterprise reported.

“When I saw the video, I was extremely upset and posted it right away,” Lopes told the paper. “It was totally uncalled for. These are kids, they don’t know any better. We are here to teach them, not act like them.”

Some citizens have even called for the officers who responded to the brawl to be suspended from the force, The Enterprise reported.

“The police officer should’ve restrained himself regardless of what the child had said to him,” Lopes declared. “It did not give him any right to smack the kid’s phone out of his hand and then hit the other kid. Clearly he must be dealing with some outside issues for him to react that way.”

Brockton police said they are looking into whether any officers used excessive force during the altercation, WBZ reported.

“Police will go through their internal affairs investigation to review the video tape, and interview the officers they need to interview," Brockton Schools Interim Superintendent Michael Thomas said.

The school is also conducting an investigation into the violent brawl.

"It's very hard to be a teenager nowadays with the world of social media, and people spreading false rumors about each other through social media that leads to a lot of conflict," Thomas added, according to WBZ. "It's sad when that conflict turns into a physical altercation."

"We work hard with our students not to resolve their issues with using violence," he continued. "We try to make sure we resolve issues peacefully. It's unfortunate when our students get involved in fights. It means we obviously have to work harder, do a better job."

Four juveniles were arrested for a slew of various charges, including disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest, The Enterprise reported.

One 17-year-old suspect was also charged with interfering with a police officer in performance of duties, assault and battery on a police officer, and threatening to commit a crime.

You can watch cell phone footage of a portion of the officers’ altercations with the teens in the videos below (scroll down for more). WARNING - Graphic Content.

Comments (174)
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Excalibr4
Excalibr4

I think black communities should be policed by black police. Sick of all the racist rants from black thug supporters, like Mr. Dreadlocks.

shooter
shooter

SwavyBaby(TM) should be sent to jail too...

...for taking the video vertically.

;-)

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Looks like the cop was the confrontational one. He knocked something out of a child's hand and his friend reacted in self-defense, Natural human reaction.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Now wonder black children engage in this type of behavior. When the black adults try to shift the blame to the police every time instead of saying, "well, maybe we need to do a better job of raising these kids". In my day, my dad would have laughed at me if I got into an altercation with the police and got my ass beat. He probably would have taken the officer out to dinner shortly after he discipline me for getting into fights and bowing up to the police.

"These are kids, they don’t know any better. We are here to teach them, not act like them.”" The problem is, you do act exactly like them. We've all seen the videos.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Parenting and cultural failure. Charge all the kids, hopefully they learn their actions have consequences, and they don't end up committing more severe crimes in the future.

njbud
njbud

Simple, next fight police take the long, long way to respond . . .

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

As long as they know what to do, call the Brockton Police Commission respond and deal with the "children". They seem to have the answer. They're not children and have been raised not to respect anyone. They're thugs, plain and simple.

Hunter Riley
Hunter Riley

I think over 100 funerals in the coming weeks should happen...in the words of Barney Fife....NIP IT NIP IT...NIP IT IN THE BUD

LynnSB
LynnSB

Act just like a Bunch of Pack ANIMALS !!! SOBs should be put down accordingly !!

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

These are little boys having an after school fight, right? Give me a break. Many of the soldiers that fought wars in the past were 17 year olds. Mentally they are juvies. Physically they are adults. Cops did right to handle them like adults.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The usual suspects.

Ragman69
Ragman69

Dreadilocks needs to show up and deescalate the next brawl and see how it works out for him. It's really a sad day when police are called to a scene and then blamed for the scene. It only shows how stupid some people are.

Bigdaddyretired
Bigdaddyretired

If blacks would stop acting like animals they would stop getting their a$$e$ beat by the police...

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Here is video from one of the cell phones that was filming. It is shown in the second clip above, but the audio is overlayed with news anchors talking instead.

MSK
MSK

Animals plain and simple. Thanks Obama!

DNW
DNW

There appears to be an entrenched culture of violence in Brockton. Probably a very tough place to police. Support for the Men in Blue.

Dfc3166
Dfc3166

Just saying, cops aren't punching bags, you swing you get swung back at! Pretty darn simple, doesn't take a genius to figure that one out.

GForce48
GForce48

"I want the moron fired immediately as of today! He should never be a spokesrat ever again!

Zoe.S.
Zoe.S.

You blacks today have no manners or respect for anyone

JDS
JDS

"Teens".

UsAgainstThem
UsAgainstThem

What a dumb bitch -"these are kids, they don’t know any better. We are here to teach them, not act like them.” Hey lady - this is how they were taught. F**k with the police, get your ass handed to you and go to jail. End of lesson. Welcome the the adult world!

JannaRae33
JannaRae33

...“When I saw the video, I was extremely upset and posted it right away,” Lopes told the paper. “It was totally uncalled for. These are kids, they don’t know any better. We are here to teach them, not act like them.”... REALLY!?! You squatting toad. Apparently YOU and the other ROTTEN parents HAVE NOT taught them any better. YOU are ALL at fault for this, and every one of those damn parents should be fined HEAVILY!!!!!

Charlie-Sierra-One
Charlie-Sierra-One

Only person to blame are parents. Until they are 18 they are responsible for them. Put them in jail or serve community service.

Sailor
Sailor

Great police work. These critics need to raise their children properly. They are raising sociopaths and anarchists.

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

Brockton is a shit hole. Has always been a shit hole. Had the misfortune of living there as a teen in the early/mid 80’s. And to anyone saying “but these are just “children”, shut the fuck up. These aren’t 5 years olds. 15, 16, 17 year olds are NOT “children”, most by that age are adult size. They may lack maturity but their size and physical strength is up there, so the police can’t handle them with kid gloves. How can you be that stupid?

Trefflek
Trefflek

Looked like a good use of force to me.

gfc1963
gfc1963

So Kenzi thinks the polcie should have de-escalated the situation?? Why didn't those little darlings not start a fucking fight in the first place then?? Another fucking activist blaming the polce and not lookaing at the real issue.

Gramercy
Gramercy

UNRULY STUDENTS...are you kidding me! They are YOUNG FELLONS...the THUGS should be tried, banned from the school premises, and INCARCERATED. The POLICE should be given MEDALS...for having to put up with the antics of those thugs...and the potential they had to sod even ORE DAMAGE to property and body. Thank You Police Personnel for "PARENTING" some youths that obviously never learned int he first place. Give them the "time" that they earned by their "unruliness."

cops-kid
cops-kid

This proves one thing... Lessons are still learned, when schools out.

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

Nothing new here. Same people doing same stupid shit and blaming the police for their own stupid shit. $Cha-Ching$

Stanracer
Stanracer

100 out of control teens brawling in the street and this asshole Mr. DREADLOCKS wants the officers to be fired for doing their jobs???? Sure, lets teach the little thugs they can break the law with no consequences. Wait a minute, I forgot...the laws don't apply to black people. Grooming career criminals.

WatchYourSix
WatchYourSix

"These are kids, they don’t know any better." Yeah, keep making excuses for them lady. Only thing you're teaching them is how to behave badly and never take responsibility for their actions.

The express
The express

It's truly sad that black kids need to fuck with cops because they think is ok. 73% don't have a father in the house. So I would have to say that the Black women are the real problem.

HH3
HH3

It’s very simple; act like animals and be treated as such. Act like young adults and again be treated as such. Their choice dictates how they will be treated. Again, very simple!!!!

toughguy
toughguy

Clearly these "teens" are afraid of being shot for no reason and hence their reluctance to be disrespectful towards the police. It is clear their parents have had that famous talk with them to warn them about murderous police...

Caddis
Caddis

Just by reading the caption I suspected it involved blacks. As a matter of fact, almost every caption involving groups of teens involves blacks. Pack animal behavior and to make matters worse, city and community leaders pander to these animals and blame the police.

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

Sonya Lopes a resident who witnessed this brawl stated "These are kids, they don’t know any better. We are here to teach them, not act like them.” These kids a just a year or two from being legal adults and should by now be acting like it instead of being common street thugs. The sad thing is that what they have been taught to be, street thugs instead of adults that will someday take care of themselves instead of demanding that the rest of us do it. but then again it's easier to be a punk thug then it is to be an adult who is responsible.

61mouse
61mouse

How come no one is coming to the offense of the 1 boy being surrounded by a bunch of wild animals

BatCrapCrazy
BatCrapCrazy

Well, time to start issuing the large canister pepper spray. Group spray tends to clear people out when they refuse to leave on their own.

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

Brockton Diversity Commission … gimme a fcking break

61mouse
61mouse

How is the boy that was surrounded by a pack of animals ???

magnumforc
magnumforc

Resident Sonya Lopes said she was outraged that the officers used force against juveniles, The Enterprise reported.

“When I saw the video, I was extremely upset and posted it right away,” Lopes told the paper. “It was totally uncalled for. These are kids, they don’t know any better. We are here to teach them, not act like them."

Then why the hell don't you actually teach them? Maybe if you spent less time filming altercations and actually teaching your kid this wouldn't happen? Loser.

Janken
Janken

CHILDS HAND.???? THESE ARE CHILDREN THEY ARE THUGS THAT THINK THEY CAN DO ANYTHING THEY PLEASE. THE SCUM OF THE COMMUNITY

61mouse
61mouse

Yep another black on black crime ..wonder how many BLM protestors showed up ??? They should change their name to BLDM

50wt
50wt

The bottom line is, if you are a punk kid and disrespect a Police Officer, you get your ass kicked. If the so called Parents have a issue with it, they need their ass kicked for raising an idiot.

Lilfrank
Lilfrank

Got what they deserved..play stupid games..win stupid prizes.

BarbMomof5
BarbMomof5

None of these officers were wrong! These people who are claiming that they should be charged need to STFU and also be excluded from getting any help from Law Enforcement since they claim that they are the “Bad Guys” so then when they get assaulted by these hoodlums they’ll have to figure it out on their own.

BarbMomof5
BarbMomof5

The idiot that said they don’t know any better is a worthless jackass. People who are not going to raise their children properly should have their testicles and uteruses removed!

DarrellB
DarrellB

Why is it when vile thugs are out acting like animals, they are suddenly "children" to all their liberal defenders?

gdmn2find8
gdmn2find8

What would the neighborhoods response be if the cops did as some of the commenters here are saying, what if the cops didn't do a damn thing, Just stopped looked and decided, Hey not our fight and went away. How many of these "kids" whose behavior was criminal would be seriously hurt or maybe dead now thanks to other "kids" and their action. Love how these bench warmers who complain about what is happening in their neighborhoods but won't do a damn thing about it or support the people who try to do something. You got over 100 kids running the street, beating some, threatening others and not a damn one of you did anything to stop it. YOUR neighborhood, where YOUR kids play, YOUR kids go to school, WTH have YOU done to make it safer? You have "KIDS" you want to call them who are full fledged criminals, the only difference is they may be a year or two under that legal adult age limit. Doesn't mean they are too young to kill someone or seriously hurt them, doesn't mean they won't or haven't threatened you or your kids once and won't do it again. Until YOU get up off your ass and do something, Either report crime and support the Police or STFU.