VIDEO: Family Suing Over Arrest Of 12-Year-Old Accused Of Spitting On Cop's Face

A 12-year-old Sacramento boy allegedly spit in an officer's face three times while resisting arrest.

Sacramento, CA – The family of a 12-year-old boy who allegedly spit on a police officer while resisting arrest during an expletive-filled tirade has threatened to file lawsuits over the boy’s arrest (video below).

The Sacramento Police Department (SPD) released bodycam footage of the April 28 incident on Wednesday, and cell phone footage of the boy’s arrest has also been shared widely online, The Sacramento Bee reported.

Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn said that the officers handled the situation appropriately, and that the pre-teen’s antics forced them to place a “spit mask” over his head in order to “protect themselves and defuse the situation.”

“I am grateful that our officers were willing to proactively intervene when they observed suspicious activity, and that no on was injured during this encounter,” Chief Hahn added.

The altercation occurred near the intersection of El Camino Avenue and Del Paso Boulevard at approximately 7:50 p.m., after two Sacramento police officers noticed a private security officer pursuing the boy on foot.

The officers jumped in to help, at which point the 12-year-old allegedly spit in one officer’s face “multiple times,” the SPD said in a statement, according to The Sacramento Bee.

The boy demanded to know why police wanted to talk to him, then attempted to fight off their efforts to place him into handcuffs, bodycam footage showed.

“What is I’m under arrest for?” he asked the officers repeatedly, as they told him to calm down. “What’d I do yeah? Tell me that!”

The boy began complaining about his handcuffs while the officers tried to get more information about what had led to the foot chase.

“This s--t is tight!” he yelled. “Alright watch out though. Let me go!”

The officers calmly told the agitated boy to calm down and relax.

Meanwhile, the security officer explained that he was “notorious” for shoplifting in the area.

“You know that’s a god d--n lie!” the boy retorted. “Man, what the f--k?”

The 12-year-old said he had done nothing wrong, and that the security officer just began “chasing” him.

Bystanders then barged into the scene and demanded to know what was going on, which appeared to bolster the agitated teen’s defiant attitude further, the video showed.

The bystanders repeatedly accosted the police for “doing this to a little -ss kid,” and the boy again yelled at the officers to let him go.

“My parents should be here! What you doin’?” he said, just before he spit at one of the officers.

“That’s f--kin' it,” the officer said. “He just spit on me.”

“That’s it? Yeah, I spit on y’all b---hes!” the boy retorted.

The pre-teen began fighting the officers’ efforts to get him into the back of a patrol vehicle, as at least one of the bystanders began yelling at them.

The boy continued to hurl expletives at the police as they wrestled him to the ground, and allegedly spit on them two more times, The Sacramento Bee reported.

“F--kin' racist -ss b---hes! Police brutality, b---h! You ain’t got no right to be doing this s--t,” he snarled, just before police placed a spit mask over his head.

“That escalated. That did not need to go this way,” one officer commented.

The boy began yelling that he couldn’t “f--kin' breathe,” at which point the officers brought him to a sitting position.

“Get this bag off my head!” he shouted repeatedly. “Let me go, or I will kick your b---h -ss.”

The officers managed to place the irate boy into the patrol vehicle, and tried to tell his upset mother what had transpired.

“I didn’t want to do that,” the officer said, according to The Sacramento Bee. “I’m actually really upset that this happened because he’s a young child. The last thing we would want is to hurt a child.”

The boy was cited on charges of battery against a police officer and resisting arrest, and was ultimately released to his mother, KCRA reported.

On Tuesday, the family’s attorney, Mark Harris, said he plans to file lawsuits over the belligerent child’s arrest, according to The Sacramento Bee.

"He was no longer a threat in any way,” Harris told KCRA. “He was constrained with his arms behind his back in handcuffs and there was no spitting going on whatsoever, so clearly to me it was an effort to intimidate him, to punish him, to humiliate him.”

Harris also claimed that, even if the boy did spit in the officer’s face, it was not necessarily a health hazard, KTLA reported.

“The officer should have de-escalated the hostilities,” the lawyer declared. “They immediately used force to try to detain the young man. It went very quickly to hand around the neck, hands around the arm.”

Harris claimed that the pre-teen hadn’t done anything to lead to him being confronted by the security officer in the first place.

“All of this for a 12-year-old who, at worst, was accused of asking people for money, which he wasn’t doing,” he said.

You can watch the officers’ encounter with the irate boy in the video below:

Comments (98)
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MilwaukeeDon
MilwaukeeDon

This kid shows no respect & keeps responding like other criminals playing to the video.

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

another foul mouthed hood rat. if a 12 yr old does this, he'll be worse as he grows older. he needs a good slap across his mouth.

JBo
JBo

I wonder where this little angel learned his courtesy and respect?

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

this one's parents taught him well, didn't they, disgusting

LynnSB
LynnSB

Great Job Parents -- !! Another POS -- He knows exactly what he's being arrested for ~ and Great Job on the Vocabulary Skills --- "Fcking Racist Ass Btch" "Yeah I spit on your Punk Ass Btch" "I can't Fcking Breath" If he couldn't breath how is he yelling his Nasty Mouth ? This is the TRASH Coming out of California -- Just Looking for a Ghetto Lottery Payout !! and will get nothing more then a Slap on the Wrist from this Ignorant Liberal State !!

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

Obama's Cop Hating Legacy lives on,,even after over 2 yrs since he left office. How much more of his destruction will we see in our future?

ikaika
ikaika

Twelve years old with that attitude? I hope the video will follow him through the alleged juvenile system and that a judge will see it and realize the extent of the problem with this future criminal. Imagine what he's going to be like in 6 more years when he lands in big-people court.

Da$
Da$

Spit is a deadly weapon in todays world.

Vigilent
Vigilent

Don't give a damn how old this piece of shit is. Some MF'ers today just need their throats slit.

Critter186
Critter186

No guns drawn, no hard action taken if boy would relax. I think Sacramento will allow suit. Parents taught him not to obey police. And use race card

rlaursen
rlaursen

As Obama said, this could be his son.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

If the little snot can't breathe, he couldn't talk. Great job parent(s). You've raised another little thug with a mouth that needs to be washed out.

bakerswife
bakerswife

Future upstanding New Farmer of America right there.

Grandmoi
Grandmoi

Police need to leave these cities.....let the Progressives deal with the consequences of what THEY have taught these children, and the adults who defend this kind of behavior.

LEO0301
LEO0301

In the world I was raised, my parents would have to be held back....from killing me if I ever talked to a police officer that way. There is a stark difference between the way the usual suspects are brought up and that of a civilized society. Here's what I predict will happen with this case. The DA almost always drops the charges in cases like this. They don't want to deal with the backlash from the minority. Instead they will leave it up to a civil court to determine how much money the family of this little criminal deserve. The city will then settle the case just to avoid litigation. Sad world we live in. Oh, on a side note - kudos to the police chief for backing his officers! Such a rarity nowadays.

2A SUPPORTER
2A SUPPORTER

PLACE THE LITTLE PIECE OF SH*T IN JAIL AND LET HIM GET SOLD FOR CANDY & CIGARETTES TO OTHER PRISONERS TO WHERE HE'LL NEED TO WEAR ADULT DIAPERS THE REST OF HIS LIFE . ... THE ONLY THING HE'LL BE SPITTING THEN , IS SPUNK ...

stjoe
stjoe

That lawyer for the child is ridiculous! He was correct, the child's hands were restrained and he was in cuffs...he was wrong when he said he was no longer a threat. HE SPIT AFTER he was handcuffed. The officers DID try to calm him down, but he didn't want any of that. He was so outraged for a 12 year old in trouble. Zero respect for the officers and the smart ass who was told to get back said don't touch me and was told he could be arrested...he was just as rude, for what? for what? FOR OBSTRUCTION, FOR INTERFERING WITH AN ARREST, How about GET BACK? Look at all of those bystanders laughing. This little ass needs to cool off and then his parents need to spank his ass and ground him. What was he doing out "shopping" at 12 years old? The mall is not a babysitter. Grow up parents unless you intend to spend many a sleepless night and many a day in court in the future.

LEO1529
LEO1529

Another CREATURE!

K-9 319
K-9 319

His parents sure did a good job of teaching him respect. Amazing he can't talk without swearing, and the parents should be sued for child endangerment as a normal child wouldn't act like this.

M4Defense
M4Defense

I wish our legislators would pass bills to hold parents responsible/accountable for their minor children's offenses. It's out of control.

Morgan Ray
Morgan Ray

That kid won't live to see 18 yrs old, $20 says he'll most likely be killed by, not a cop, but another black kid. Works for me.

NotACop
NotACop

These kids, that young, were raised by media that too many people tolerate. What has he known all his life and what did his parents teach him? So sad these kids are taught that this is OK.

HH3
HH3

I'm sure his lawyer would not mind me spitting in his face!!!!!!

DEACON0130
DEACON0130

Trained to be another ghetto lottery ticket for his parents...

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

This little fucker, at 12 years old is talking like he’s damn near 25. Makes me sick how he acted. And the family is trying to sue? That’s the fuckin funniest thing I’ve heard this week, “let’s use our 12 year old BLACK son as an excuse to try and get some money so we can continue to not work”. Kids like this are a direct reflection on the parents (or parent......) if my kid acted on such a way, I’d be ashamed myself. See you in jail or dead little ghetto child.

cspcapt
cspcapt

job security for law enforcement. if i acted like this, law enforcement would be my least fear, facing my dad would he worst than any punishment the courts would impose.

DODOpotts
DODOpotts

Gosh I wonder where he learned all of his actions?

TexasStrong
TexasStrong

This is the future of the world! It all comes back to the parents not raising their kids to respect the law or anyone in authority. "I can't breathe!" He can breathe if he can still curse like a grown man. Like someone else said on here, the parents should be held accountable for the actions of their children at this age.

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

Mommie sees a big check coming her way for her thug offspring..i praise the cops for keeping their cool..i would have wanted to beat his ass.

Lawman777
Lawman777

This child is 100% the result of improper nurturing. He is a 12 year old thug. Unless a miracle occurs in his life he is destined for the big house not the white house. At This point only God can turn him around.

Mrdan
Mrdan

All these people standing around videotapeing the officers doing their jobs start arresting them for interfering with. The police

Propolice
Propolice

Too bad his POS parents can’t be charged for negligence and sterilized.

CrybabyDemoLibTard
CrybabyDemoLibTard

He momma and daddy...oh, wait...he momma dun taught him right! Let him sue. So what. We all know the homies in the law offices at these cities are helping them get money. Lol

sizzle937
sizzle937

This is a culture thing. Black boys are taught to fear police. They resist and fight. It then escalates. Just chill. If this kid would have stopped and had nothing on him he would have been let go with a thank you for cooperating. But due to his upbringing he fought. Next time it will be worse. Because of this behavior even black cops have a different attitude when dealing with blacks.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Hopefully the city fights the lawsuit, the prosecutor doesn't drop the charges, and the parents are publicly humiliated for raising such a poor individual. I would love to have watched the parent's reaction when they view the video of the incident.....

JLo1
JLo1

Career criminal in the making….

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

I live in Sacramento and know that area well. It is the worst rea of town and sadly what was once a nice area is now overrun by thugs, drug addicts and people like this. This is an area of town that most people avoid like the plague and it's because of punks like this. This young man is a product of his parenting or lack there of. As for the ambulance chaser attorney Mark Harris I'm sure he would feel a whole lot different if it was him who was spit on by this little punk and he would be demanding that this kid be prosecuted if he had been spit upon.

nenasmiller
nenasmiller

What a little street raised brat. They should have scrubbed his mouth out with soap.

IronRick
IronRick

It would have been nice if the police officers used a plastic spit bag on this young “man” then when he said he couldn’t breathe at least he would be honest then and we wouldn’t have a future adult criminal on our hands. Hopefully the Police will countersue this “family” however its just a threat so the states attorney will dismiss the charges.

Dixiedamit2
Dixiedamit2

Another outstanding young citizen from the upper class ghetto....12 years old, 1st grade education. Probably talks to mom and gramma the same way. Little pos black diarrhea, hope he never gets the chance to reproduce. Great restraint from Officers because that little burnt piece of toast would of been over my knee getting his ass whooped until it turned white and I would of enjoyed every moment of suspension ! Dude in background needs his attitude checked too...

magnumforc
magnumforc

Another "i didn do nuffin" story to try and make a payday for some sleazeball attorney and useless parent.

SoberProgressive
SoberProgressive

Entitlement is a Bitch. Especially when you're entitled to the attention of the Police, like he was. He will continue being entitled. And, it's job security for the Police.

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

Doubt if he even knows who his baby mama is. Or cares.

pixiepup
pixiepup

This kid sure has been trained well to act like an entitled brat. That is an assault when u spit! Stupid attorney. He will end up in jail when he is 18 the way he is going. All he had to do was comply. His fault they had to put that over his filthy mouth!

Bluesupporter
Bluesupporter

Oh course they are sueing, why wouldn't they be; just typical nasty ignorant ghetto grubs escaping responsibility...

vwiles34
vwiles34

And now his family is probably raining praise down on him for sticking up for himself and not taking shit from those racist cops. And he'll be a hero in the hood where younger kids will look up to and want to be like. Then years down the road they'll all have a reunion when they all end up in state prison together. But people in their old hood will still say it wasn't their faults. Except for the family of those they had robbed, raped or killed. He didn't just come up with this lack of respect for everyone and especially police. He learned it somewhere from someone. Maybe the police should sue his family for creating a little POS and unleashing him on the decent people of his community.

Icemanmurph
Icemanmurph

Little Beekeeper needs a life lesson

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

To be such a world class piece of shit in 12 years is distinguished. If I read that he was gunned down that night I would laugh hysterically.

Yahderhey
Yahderhey

First impulse was to spank the brat. Lawyer advised they avoid being arrested for disciplining their entitled replica, “Best option is to sue. The working tax payer will pay for your needy leftist drama.”

TexasStrong
TexasStrong

I use to work for a lawyer. I told him I didn't understand how someone who has been caught doing something illegal should be allowed a trial. He said everyone is entitled to have their day in court even if they are the lowest piece of crap on the face of the earth. Even harder for me to believe is that someone like this future body bag is allowed to sue someone doing their job. He SPIT on a police officer. I think they officer showed real restrain from knocking the mini-thug into next year. If lawyers would be unable to file this type of lawsuit, if courts wouldn't be able to hear such stupid lawsuits, if parents would only raise their children to be respectful... well, if only. The democrats got their panties in a wad about Trump calling Haiti a shithole. Well, this world has turned into a shithole because of their progressive/liberal view.