Orlando police officers investigated after arrest

- Orlando Police Chief John Mina said an investigation has been launched following an arrest of a teenager back in January.

The 18-year-old arrestee can be seen in body camera video being thrown to the ground, handcuffed and then stuffed in the back of a police car, all because the two officer claimed he was resisting them.

"Resisting, I don’t think I resisted, but that’s what he said," explained Nyejewel Burney.

In the video, Burney is pleading with the officer to let him go and repeatedly asking what he did wrong.   The officers tell him to not speak and listen.

"I have serious concerns about the interactions, which is why I directed staff to launch an internal investigation to ensure a full and thorough investigation of the incident and determine if there was any violation of policy," Chief Mina told FOX 35. "Mutual respect and trust between our officers and residents is paramount to the job our Orlando Police Department does every day to keep our community safe. We must ensure we build on that trust and hold our officer accountable if that trust is violated."

State Attorney Aramis Ayala also released a statement saying, “My office identified inappropriate conduct involving two OPD officers. As a result of reviewing the body cam video the case was immediately dropped.”

"I feel like I was violated like, just walking on the street. I feel like it was targeting," Burney said. "No way they should still be cops." 

The names of the officers have not been released, pending the outcome of the investigation.

 

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