VIDEO: Video Goes Viral With Claims Cops Brutalized Teen, Now Bodycam Is Out

Lansing police released bodycam videos of an incident when an officer delivered strikes to an uncooperative teen girl.

Lansing, MI – Police have released bodycam video that showed what really happened when a 16-year-old runaway girl resisted arrest in Lansing June 14th after a viral cell phone video sparked outrage in the community (video below).

The incident occurred just after 11 a.m. in the 1100-block of Dakin when officers responded to a call about two runaway juveniles who had escaped from custody and were wanted on probation violations, according to a statement posted on the Lansing Police Department’s official Facebook page.

When officers arrived, a 16-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy fled and led police on a foot chase.

Both were caught, and both resisted arrest.

The 16-year-old girl slipped out of her handcuffs as she was being walked to a patrol car and tried to escape, police said.

Officers had to take the teen girl to the ground in order to gain control of her.

Then the girl refused to walk to the police car and had to be carried. Once they arrived at the car, she refused to put her legs inside so the door could be closed.

A female officer delivered a number of distraction strikes to the 16 year old’s leg in an effort to get her to pull it inside the car, police said in the statement.

Lansing Police Chief Mike Yankowski said the 16 year old was not injured during the struggle but several officers sustained minor injuries while trying to take the hysterical girl into custody, the Lansing State Journal reported.

Chief Yankowski said the female officer had suffered “cuts and scrapes” and a sprained hand and was out on paid injury leave, the Lansing City Pulse reported.

Almost immediately after the incident, bystanders posted cell phone videos of the officers trying to put the 16-year-old girl in the police car.

In those videos, only the officer can be seen, from behind, as she delivered a series of strikes to the girl’s upper thigh.

Shortly after that, the Lansing chapter of Black Lives Matter demanded the city remove the involved officers from active duty, the Lansing State Journal reported.

Chief Yankowksi quickly released officers’ bodycam video of the incident that showed what was really happening as the teen kicked and spit at Lansing police officers.

Bodycam videos showed the girl behaving like a wild animal, kicking, scratching, and making feral noises as officers tried to get her under control.

The girl screamed at someone off camera who may have called the police and threatened to come back and get her, the video showed.

A peanut gallery of nosy neighbors began trailing the officers as they attempted to walk the girl to the car, and when she threw herself to the ground and refused to walk, they complained about the way the officers carried her.

Bodycam video showed that when the officers put the 16-year-old girl into the back of the police SUV, she began kicking the door and fighting them.

The male officer went around to the other side to attempt to help control the girl but his efforts were futile as she stuck her foot into the hinge of the door and prevented the female officer from shutting it.

The officer tried repeatedly to get the girl to move her leg before she began delivering strikes to her upper thigh in an effort to distract her and get the door shut, but it did not work initially.

Finally, the girl was contained in the back of the police unit and transported to the juvenile facility from which she had escaped.

“Allegations or complaints against Department employees are taken seriously and thoroughly investigated,” Chief Yankowski said. “The Lansing Police Department holds its employees to the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.”

The chief said the department was thoroughly investigating the incident to see if the officers had used an “objectively reasonable” amount of force, the Lansing State Journal reported.

"If it is found that this officer violated the Lansing Police Department protocol or policies or procedures, [the officer] will be held accountable," Chief Yankowski said.

He said the female officer seen in the video has been with the Lansing Police Department for just over a year, the Lansing State Journal reported.

MLive reported that both officers involved in the incident had been placed on administrative leave for the duration of the internal affairs investigation.

If it is determined that officers used more force than was reasonable, they face penalties that range from counseling to termination of employment.

Watch the officers’ bodycam videos below:

Comments (53)
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2A SUPPORTER
2A SUPPORTER

BLACK LIVES MATTERS CAN GO ROT IN HELL ...

MFLindsey
MFLindsey

Black Lies Matter!!!!

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Golly, Mom and Dad if there is an active Dad in their life, must be so dang proud of their little darlings.....They got in trouble and were on probation and they blew that so when caught again they act like little thug/thugettes. Cops need to just lay them down and hobble them and slide them across the seat, problem solved. Again, great job parents, you managed to screw up your kids.......

PD732004
PD732004

What they needed to do was to thump the a**hole who's saying that she dint do nuffin. So with video they still put the Officers on leave and have to conduct an investigation on THEM!! Though I don't agree with the way these kids act, they are still kids. It's the adults that are the problem. I totally agree with Just My Thoughts Arrest them for interfering with an investigation and arrest.

Sivispace
Sivispace

BLM is a Communist organization. That girl was out of control and those bystanders should have been arrested for obstructing.

Bad Bob
Bad Bob

I would have dragged her by her hair if that was, in fact, her hair. I guarantee that would have been an attitude changer.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

People should just shut their mouths up if they are going to spectate. All his comments just justified in the girls eyes why she could act the way she she did. Doesn’t matter if she’s 16, that’s enough state of mind to know what she’s doing and how to act. Once again, people trying to lie about what happened during their encounter with the police. No money should be awarded for these rats.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Animals!

LEO0301
LEO0301

If black lives truly mattered, those active members of BLM would be spending a lot more time saying so in cities like Baltimore, Chicago, St Louis, etc, etc, etc, etc.....where blacks have been slaughtering other blacks for years. And to the chief of the officers involved in this incident, you have the video, so why put the officers on administrative leave? It's like saying they're guilty when the video clearly shows they're not. Stop pandering to groups like black jives matter and stand up for your officers when they are trying to do an impossible job of keeping the animals at bay.

vwiles34
vwiles34

Great job of raising that little monster. They should have tazed her or pepper sprayed her ass. And that big mouth that kept saying she's just a kid is the exact reason they act that way. The parents and other adults are filling the kid's mind with this you don't let the police tell you what to do. And you have rights that say can't touch you and if they do we're going to get the NAACP and BLM to get us a lawyer so we can sue them and become millionaires.

Mama1959
Mama1959

I understand trying to protect someone in custody, especially a child. But citizens need to STFU until they have the entire story.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Blacks again and again and again and again and again!

PSOStone
PSOStone

Happends all the time, had an incident here where a young black male went for an officers gun, Dide was straight up on drugs and out of control! it was all on body cam. His brother said and I quote" I know my brotha, he ain't gon do dat" he was VERY adamant and outspoken as well, when the body cam video came out showing the police were justified in shooting and killing him, their story changed, when asked by reporters what their thoughts were after the body came video came out, he said and I quote " were just trying to move on....they were calling for the white officers badge, and wanted criminal charges against him. UNTIL the TRUTH came out, then it was like, oh sorry my bad......SMMFH!

Fuzzycat
Fuzzycat

Let them police themselves. As a society they don't seem to mind living with crime and killing each other. Uncivilized culture.

Bulldog
Bulldog

Another typical Thugget. Mommy must be so proud of the job she did in raising this POS juvenile. Probably raised with government money and food stamps and no baby daddy around but probably lots of half brothers and sisters the government is supporting. Guarantee this little Thugget we'll have a couple of kids by the time she's 18 and let's start the cycle all over again. No compassion for this kid at all and she deserves everything the court system gives her which I hope keeps her locked up till she's 18 at least. If not she will either be pregnant or dead.

Mrs10
Mrs10

Drama, drama, drama. Always.

pixiepup
pixiepup

Terrible they r doing an investigation on police. This girl was a monster. The police had to do what needed to be done to get her in car.

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

And today's "Stupid Is As Stupid Does Prize:" goes to ......

DarrellB
DarrellB

So BLM refuses the presumption of innocence for Officers, but demands it for themselves?!?!?!? Hypocrites much????

shooter
shooter

Don't resist the po-po.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization

InService
InService

This is LBJ's fault...he was right though, they do vote Democrat.

checksix
checksix

Born and die with the victim mentality.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

And by the way, Black Lives Matter shouldn’t be demanding shit. What have they done for this community other than create drama and hate. Until they start doing positive, productive things other than demand this and accuse that, shit the fuck up and go color until we ask for your opinions. Half of those fuckers protesting and what not, don’t even know what the fuck they’re protesting about. They just want to be “involved” with something. Well here’s a tip, get a fucking job and contribute to society!? There’s being involved...

Raymelson
Raymelson

A lot folks want agree with me I don't see an officer problem what I see is a people problem

Stanracer
Stanracer

The domestic terrorist gang BLM is directly responsible for this kind of behavior. They should be ashamed of themselves for supporting this crap. No respect.

DR226
DR226

The word "feral" says it all!!!

LaneysSis
LaneysSis

Kudos to the officers for actually restraining themselves with this, well don't want to call her an animal as I love animals, so will call her a POS. So she walks in calmly and crying. Oh brother does she have it down, she thinks. But one look at the rather large gentleman awaiting her would have done it for me. And BLM is a terrorist group and glad they are being watched carefully by the good guys. This kid will be pregnant soon to pass on her lovely genes, or dead. And they all wonder why......

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

I think the officer involved should be removed from active duty, and sent on an all expense paid 2 week vacation to somewhere tropical. When she returns, she can demonstrate how to deal with brats who commit crimes.