VIDEO: People Outraged Over Arrest Of Teen Who Attacked Cops

Stoughton police had to deploy a Taser on a combative 16-year-old girl who was causing problems at a homeless shelter.

Stoughton, MA – Authorities are investigating an incident when police deployed a Taser on a violent 16-year-old girl at a homeless shelter in Stoughton (video below).

The incident began when police responded to Evelyn House, a homeless shelter, for a report of a staff member being threatened with violence, WBTS reported.

Police said that after the suspect learned the staff member had called 911 for help, she threatened the staff member again.

Stoughton police said in a written statement that the incident under review was the police department’s third response to a problem at Evelyn House within 24 hours, WBTS reported.

When officers arrived at the homeless shelter for this particular incident, the 16-year-old suspect became instantly combative.

In cell phone videos filmed by witnesses, the teenage girl can be seeing arguing with officers on the steps of Evelyn House, with a group of other young women and children surrounding them.

In the video, an officer repeatedly told the girl to put her hands behind her back.

Instead, when the officer reached for her, she shoved him and hit him, the video showed.

Then a second officer put his arms around her from behind as the first video clip ended.

It's unclear if the camera was stopped or if the video was edited to remove what happened.

The video picked up again after police had taken the 16-year-old girl to the ground, and were attempting to subdue and handcuff her as she fought them on her back.

The woman screamed as an officer stood above her and deployed a Taser, and then officers on their knees beside her flipped her over onto her stomach to put handcuffs on her.

The video showed that even after she was tased, the young woman continued screaming and resisting arrest.

Other girls off camera can be heard screaming at the officers, and the officer with the Taser briefly appeared to point it in the direction of some other people briefly, before he turned back to the struggling woman on the ground and deployed the electric charge yet again, the video showed.

The video showed another girl being held back by her friend, as police officers blocked them from interfering with the arrest. There was a stroller with a baby in it right next to the girl struggling to jump into the fray.

“Mommy!” a child can be heard screaming over and over again as the melee ensued.

“Why y’all doing that? Did it really take all that?” one girl yelled at the officers as the first young woman continued to resist arrest on the grass in the background of the video.

“I’m gonna call my lawya’!” another voice piped up on the video.

Then police stood up the girl and began to march her over to the police vehicle, the video showed.

“I don’t give a f--k, yo! All that s--t's on f--king camera, and I don’t give a f--k,” a woman yelled.

The video showed the teenage girl fought police all the way over to the police SUV.

So far, police officials have supported the officers who responded to that call at Evelyn House as they investigated the incident.

"When it comes to a violent altercation, we can not [sic] just call a time out to ask for identification to determine the offending parties [sic] age. As it relates to use of force, it is dictated by the offending party regardless of age or gender. Once you are told you are under arrest you can not resist or become assaultive," Stoughton Police Lieutenant John Bonney told WBTS in a written statement.

Neighbor Bob Sinclair lives next door to the homeless shelter and said he watched the entire scene play out in front of him.

"She wasn't cooperating," Sinclair told WBTS. "They had their stun guns out, and they told her to stop, she didn't stop, they stunned her."

Stoughton police said a police official and an officer were punched, slapped, and scratched during the altercation with the raging teenager.

The police official had to be taken to the hospital for medical treatment afterward, WBTS reported.

"If a police officer tells you to stop, you stop," Sinclair said. "If you don't, there's going to be a problem."

Phyillis Ellis of the Brockton area NAACP said that the video is "disturbing," according to Enterprise News.

You can watch the altercation unfold in the video below:

Comments (37)
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NancyBurleson
NancyBurleson

Loud mouth trash... You could not pay me enough to do your job

Conservative_guy
Conservative_guy

I'm getting so sick of living in this world full of ignorant idiots. I hear one moron in the video yelling did you have to do all that or something similar, YEA! They had to do all that! She was fighting them! What were the police supposed to do??? The woman was being violent!

There is a really easy way to avoid a police take down, just act like a human being instead of an animal.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Act like a fool, go to jail. Who cares if she's 16. She still hurt others that went to the hospital...... Great job Mom n Dad. Another stellar citizen raised by inept people.

Righton17
Righton17

Listen to them. Not one of them will make it in society, leastways not well. So damn ignorant, and likely we can thank their parents or lack of parents for that fact. She got exactly what she was asking for and what she deserved.

Steve1
Steve1

Her big mouth and actions caused the reaction she did not like, Oh Well!

The express
The express

It's time people stop acting like animals

nitrodave08
nitrodave08

Love the thump when her head hit the ground haha. FFs FukinFools. Glad they did video it, since it went "public" it can be used in court. If a "kid" wants to play with the big dogs, then GAME ON!

nuccten
nuccten

Do you think the NAACP would have found the video "disturbing" if the girl was white?

John100j
John100j

Does not have a pot to piss in but she is going to tell “her lawyer”?

Budman
Budman

This is our future but not looking so bright!! Good luck on changing!!

M4D
M4D

Act like an animal, get treated like an animal! It's just that simple.

Katarina
Katarina

@John100j Many lawyers will look for the pay-out and represent her for a commission. They are called shysters/ ambulance chasers/ crooks, etc. They care nothing for 'justice', they only care about their paycheck. They depend on the NAACP and ACLU to find a race card to use. Taking approx. 40% of the settlement allows them to live in luxury and pretend they are 'valuable' to society. They are actually part of the low-life crime community and a bane on society.

rc8888
rc8888

They MUST have their own body cams.

Mrs10
Mrs10

They're at a shelter, helped by the grace of strangers probably volunteering their own time/money to help, and there are small kids/babies there, yet the language spewed out by these women ("ladies" definitely doesn't apply) is the opposite of grateful or child-appropriate. They should at least pretend to care what those kids are having to deal with. As if living in a shelter weren't traumatic enough.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

I seriously hope the Stoughton PD have body cam video footage.

LEO0301
LEO0301

This story keeps repeating itself over and over, always with the same actors. Overly emotional, screaming like the coyotes that live in the woods behind my home, accuse the police of racism, contact a lawyer followed by a payout from the city to keep from going to court. Then these homeless blights on society are no longer homeless and living in nice neighborhoods with decent people. Shorty thereafter, the homes on either side are up for sale when there are a series of drive-by shootings and home invasions. Welcome to the new America brought to you by Barrack Obama.

LaneysSis
LaneysSis

Living in a homeless shelter but has a lawyer on retainer? I love this Country !

Bigg59
Bigg59

Looks like she got what she was asking for these thugs need to get a lesson in life and she got it

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Thanks to those Police and especially those minority Police Officers and good minority community members that have to deal with this type of poor excuse for a human. We continually are seeing this completely out of control behavior, who totally disregard common sense, accepted morales, values ,attitudes , ignore the obvious facts, who refuse to take any personal responsibility for their own criminal actions, yell racism at the drop of a penny......and its predominantly stemming from one predominant minority group in this country. Overall just 12% of the US population and yet causing so much varied discord and hugely disproportionate per cent of violent and criminal activity. The reaction from them is an almost "collective victim mental illness" combined with abundant ignorance . I am not even sorry to say I have lost all sympathy and understanding for a group who continues to make the same poor choices over decades and over generations.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

That's the BT-1100 model, typical unfortunately. It was breed and raised by a BT-900. The cycle never stops, it just gets worse!! They don't care about anyone but themselves!! Facts and respect for authority are racist because it's all about "muh feelings"!! And if you are living in a shelter, how do you have a lawyer on standby? Glad it was caught on camera so decent people see what animals you are!!

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

Hit a cop, get your ass kicked. Any questions?

charlesjandecka
charlesjandecka

Would like to see more video & credible rendition of what preceded it.

fellingburg
fellingburg

I'm outrage: What type of parent would raise a child to be as wild as an animal. Parent should be charged as well for accessory

donmontalvo
donmontalvo

Everyone wants to be a badass. Until they get arrested. #lowIQ

attybv
attybv

Wow. And exactly what are the people outraged about? And what does the age matter if they are old enough to cause harm to a police officer? This gets more ridiculous everyday. I am retired and in awe that these officers keep going back to work. Not so sure I would in light of the way they are treated by the public, by the media, often by government officials and sometimes even by their own brass.

61mouse
61mouse

Why the fuck do these people always have to yell ?? And love how they let the kid crying stay there and watch while crying and hearng the F word

186
186

Phyllis Ellis, the president of the Brockton-area branch of the NAACP, called the videos “disturbing.”

“At first glance, I wonder why it would take multiple officers to secure a 16-year-old female and why it was necessary for her to be tased,” she said Tuesday. Ms Ellis appears to have never been in a fight

“I’m gonna call my lawya’!” another voice piped up on the video. I find it "Disturbing" that they can't speak English

davidebrwn
davidebrwn

That girl tried real hard to start a fight. Now she has one

shooter
shooter

"Why y'all doin' that?"

Because not carrying out lawful orders given by police and then resisting arrest when police see their lawful orders not being followed is illegal.