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:

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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.

No. 26-40
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.