VIDEO: Family Demands Cop Be Fired After He Was Attacked By Mob Of Teens

The family of a girl who claimed she was choked by the officer has demanded that he be fired.

Norristown, PA – The family of a teen girl who was detained by police during a massive brawl at a church carnival on Saturday night has demanded that the officer be fired for allegedly choking her (video below).

Cell phone footage showed the officer being pummeled by the mob of over 50 violent teens as he tried to hold on to the girl with one arm.

Norristown Police Chief Mark Talbot held an open community forum on Sunday night to discuss what occurred at the St. Francis Spring Carnival, WCAU reported.

Norristown police responded to the carnival at approximately 8:30 p.m., after they received reports of between 50-100 teens fighting.

"The crowd ignored all orders by the police and continued to fight,” Chief Talbot explained, according to WCAU. “Officers reported being kicked, shoved, and punched and were forced to call for assistance from several surrounding departments.”

Cell phone footage showed two officers as they tried to detain a combative female on the ground.

The screaming mob surrounded them, prompting one of the officers to jump up and push the angry group away from them.

But the crowd quickly closed in behind him, separating him from his partner, who was trying to hold onto the girl with one hand.

Another female then charged towards him, at which point he struck at her with his free hand, the video showed.

She came at him again, delivering several blows to his head as he continued to hang on to the initial suspect.

The second officer immediately pulled the second teen away from the officer on the ground, and tackled the girl as the mob swarmed them yet again.

The officers struggled on the ground with the two suspects as multiple teens shoved and hit them during the tangled melee.

A bystander intervened and tried to stand over the officers to shield them from the attack, the video showed.

He pushed several teens aside, then held his arms out to create a barrier.

A third officer then rushed into the fray, and pulled out his pepper spray to back the crowd up.

It did not appear that the officer actually deployed the spray.

“Get back! Get back!” he ordered.

Witness Josh Nelson said that the officers were overwhelmed by the size and violence of the irate mob, and said police did nothing wrong in how they handled the incident, WCAU reported.

“There’s no reason for you to be swinging at a cop when he’s just merely trying to break up a huge fight,” Nelson said. “[The police] did what they had to do. They jumped in the middle of the crowd, started moving people. People started hitting them.”

Chief Talbot said that “several” arrest were made as a result of the scuffle, WCAU reported.

He also pushed back against allegations that the teens' race had anything to do with how police responded to the incident.

"This is not a racist police department," Chief Talbot said during the two-hour forum. "This wasn't an act of terror by police. These officers were overcoming a significant amount of resistance."

Alisha Bates, the mother of the girl who was allegedly choked by the officer who was being assaulted, said she wants the officer to apologize and be fired.

“To see your child like that and to hear the extent of the cries in the crowd, you know, because they were so afraid because of how bad she was being choked they literally did not think she had much longer," Bates told WPVI.

"I was saying, 'I can't breathe. Can you please let me go?'” the girl told WCAU. “It was pressing right on my neck. I couldn't breathe at all. It was terrible.”

Chief Talbot said the department is investigating the incident to determine whether or not the officers’ use of force was justified, WPVI reported.

"We have a lot of people there that, from what we hear, were out of control,” he said. “The officers were thrown into an environment in which they were tasked with dealing with something extremely difficult and they dealt with it.”

“It's up to people like me - after the fact - to figure out if they did the right thing," the chief added.

But many people at the forum demanded that the officers involved in the altercation be placed on desk duty until the investigation is complete.

"These officers should not be able to be still patrolling the streets,” Tanesha Webb declared. “I don't think it's safe for our community. I honestly don't believe that it's safe for the officers to be roaming the community after such a heightened situation.”

“I saw a child being choked to death!” another woman chimed in.

You can watch cell phone footage of the officers’ encounter with the violent mob in the video below. WARNING - Graphic Content:

Comments (107)
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HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Hate to say this but, TYPICAL. Fucking kids have no respect now a days especially the dumb one in the dark hoodie who pushed the officer and then screamed when the officer responded. I can’t even tell if that was a male or a female. I saw mostly black kids and maybe a few lighter skinned ones actually grabbing the officers. This is what social media has brought us to, where these fucking kids think it’s ok to act this way towards law enforcement. Teach your kids better parents. Another thing. Parents will back their kids no matter what, especially now a days against police if it sounds like they can get paid. Usually lately it’s the black families. Haven’t really seen a white, asian, or Hispanic, or whatever race other than black do it. People are saying they saw she was being choked. In case you’re wondering, if you’re being choked that means you can breath. If you can talk and say that you can’t breathe and to “let me go” then girl, you weren’t choking. Also blame your dumb ass friends who were attacking the officer causing him to move, and you also, therefore causing his arm to get repositioned to a more uncomfortable area. And it was temporary, until they got things under control. This girl did some good acting too. These kids including this girl are fucking pathetic. To the chief, well said. It is up to you to figure out if they did the right thing and yes They were thrown into an environment extremely difficult and yes they did deal with it. I hope you back your officers and their actions and don’t fall victim to the public peer pressure of folding because the girl was black or any other similar bullshit outcry.

thebronze
thebronze

Savs gonna Sav...

BruthaV
BruthaV

I knew before I saw the picture -- we all knew. The 13% strikes again...

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

I saw a mob attacking the officers, and an officer restraining a suspect while being attacked.... At least the Chief stood up for his officers. hopefully the use of force committee will do the same.

61mouse
61mouse

Ok he was a K9 OFFICER WHY didn't he just have his dog on the leash . That would have shut shit down real fast

Katarina
Katarina

If these people can't act like human beings and know when they are doing right from wrong they need to be told. When they still don't understand and continue doing wrong, the next step is to show them. The majority of them should have been arrested.

61mouse
61mouse

Must be related to the women who wanted the officer fired that saved her from the pit bulls .......smfh

61mouse
61mouse

Should have let them take care of each other ......

DODOpotts
DODOpotts

If she is yelling she can breath!

Rcrymes
Rcrymes

There were many instigators, but I did see some others trying to hold the crowd back. Good job to the officers for keeping their cool and getting the job done.

NotACop
NotACop

Choking to death while she can speak? If you can speak, you are breathing pretty well.

People should look up what words mean before they use them publically so they don't look so dishonest. The teen may have been scared and uncomfortable, but she was NOT chocking to death.

That girl and her mother sound like idiots.

herfma
herfma

you can take em outa the jungle but ya cant take the jungle outa them...

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

I demand you 13%ers stop acting like animals!!!!!

Latchs40
Latchs40

All they needed to do is comply and let the officers figure stuff out.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

It's time all the people get arrested. Bring in a bus, flex cuff them all together tightly and hall their sorry backsides to the precinct. Let Mom/dad/whoever come to get them, charge them all with disorderly, get a record and have the parents pay for all the time the officers have to spend on these brats. Congratulations parents, you have just raised a bunch of thugs and thugettes to keep the madness going. You parents need to be held responsible for your kids.

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

"To see your daughter like that. . ." LIKE WHAT A WHORE? A LOW LIFE ROLLING ON THE GROUND IN FIST FIGHT? Your daughter is a piece of shit and should be PROSECUTED TO THE MAX AND SENTENCED AS AN ADULT.

lowa
lowa

I'm a teacher and I have experienced THE MOB many times.... yes, it usually happens when the majority don't like YOU or their MARKS. Very lonely. This cop must be supported.

Morgan Ray
Morgan Ray

Fucking animals

gfc1963
gfc1963

So they are rioting at a church now?? But I bet their parents think they are all good children going to college and all that! And the mother of that child - if you'd raised your daughter better she would not have been fighting the fucking police! One of those cops should have got a rifle out and fired a few shots in the air - then those thugs would have ran like cowards.

Jailkeeper
Jailkeeper

So, the parents 'demand' an officer be fired.....again. For what, doing his job? To the parents, I demand that you raise your brats better.

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

Where are the baby daddies?

JLo1
JLo1

I guess the parents would rather the kids just kill each other! Hey, maybe they are on to something! :D

Libssuckroyally
Libssuckroyally

The worst part of this whole mess is that these little animals are going to breed and procreate more and possibly worse little animals instead of teaching them right from wrong. The Assault on police officers from this particular 13% of the population can be blamed pretty much on 8 years I'm listening to the cop hater that was in the White House

tkshields
tkshields

Norristown pa is a suburb of Philadelphia need i say more

kgolfinghawaii
kgolfinghawaii

Don't forget this was a "church" function. Wow, I sure want to go to that church where love, peace and kindness are taught.

BLM ALL LIVES MATTER
BLM ALL LIVES MATTER

Pathetic! Parents and media portrays cops as horrible people. It inflames situations that can be controlled. The mere fact this mother is complaining her daughter is being choked....well if the mob wasn’t swarming the cop then the cop wouldn’t have to reposition himself to defend himself! My 13 yo daughter and I just had a conversation about if she was arrested (husband is a cop and I am a crim def paralegal/ct rptr). I told her U can sit in jail and reflect on ur poor decisions and then think about who u are hanging out with. U are who u hang with. U hang with thugs, ur a thug and making bad choices, u hang with good people, ur making good choices. But u get arrested, don’t call me. U can sit

Sivaas_
Sivaas_

The teens' race had nothing to do with how police responded to the incident,... but the race of the teens sure had something to do with how the teens behaved.

LEO0301
LEO0301

The common denominator is obvious to everyone in law enforcement. Always, always the same suspects behaving badly and their fat ass mothers defending them. If you're a supporter of the police, trust me when I tell you, this scenario is played out throughout our country, in every city occupied by the 13%, on a regular basis.

Hawk3699
Hawk3699

Hey Mom and Dad, know where your asshole kids are tonight? Oh, yeah, assaulting police officers. Lock up those kids who assaulted the cops. Oh, my child was being choked? Ever been in a riot moron? Back in the day your little girl would have had her ass whooped, thrown into a rolling paddy wagon and put away for a few days. Teach some respect for the police. Good job Norristown and back up units. And hope the chief is backing his men and women, as it seems to be. BTW: a large riot at a carnival a few weeks ago closed down the yearly function for good, due to teen violence. Tells a lot about what the kids are learning at home.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Mom's looking to play the ghetto lottery. Sure , lets teach our kids that if you break the law and assault police officers, you can sue THEM....and get paid lots if money. Disgusting, deplorable and despicable behavior. This war against the police needs to be stopped.

LunaMay
LunaMay

They all scatter like roaches when the cop pulls out his pepper spray LMAO

AZBIGDOG
AZBIGDOG

So, unless they have outlawed or forbidden the use of deadly force when faced with serious physical injury, prevention of a felony or in the face of disparity of force, it should have been used. This type of lack of force and the officers allowing themselves to be assaulted and the interference by persons in the lawful arrest needs to be met with force, not kowtowing to the public or a bunch of BS accusations of racist actions.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

So close. They almost had the right idea.

Next time, follow through.

RickRizzle
RickRizzle

A bunch of disrespectful kids. I would've maced them all anyway. Little fuqers.

Deadfan73
Deadfan73

Got news for you Alisha Bates- your daughter is nothing more than an animal. The fact you are defending her and not whipping her ass and reprimanding her for being a f-ing thug, tells me your exactly the reason why she is such a waste of skin. Great parenting job, hope she makes you proud in prison

61mouse
61mouse

Should have UNLEASHED the K9s

Sucar
Sucar

Maybe these parents who see their "children" in a brawl should beat their asses instead of going after the police who were called in to break it up. This is why they are the way they are. Stop being their friend and be a parent!

Kevcali
Kevcali

These disrespectful "kids" should be the ones taken off the street, not the officers who are trying to protect the same streets with their hands tied

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Few leaders or the likely sole parent will stand up and say "this is wrong" so they think these behaviors "acceptable". You read the stories , see the players, and see the same behaviors in any major US population center. The vast majority of crime in this country is committed by just 5% of the total US population.

GHarvey
GHarvey

Who the fuk is Tanesha Webb? You interfere with an officer in the course of his duty you get your ass slammed and arrested. End of sentence!