AceShowbiz - A video recently went viral as it showed a Rancho Cordova police brutally attacking a14-year-old boy on the ground. The cop was seen pushing the poor boy's head to the ground before throwing punches into the boy's face mercilessly. The video caught some celebrities' attention with T.I. being one of those who weighed in on the matter.
Reposting the clip on his Instagram account on Wednesday, April 29, T.I. expressed his anger over the concerning video. "This s**t unacceptable!!!" so he wrote in the caption. "No excuse to do nobody child this way!!! I'm Livid but It won't stop until We Stop it!! #UsOrElse."
Also going off on the police brutality clip was Lauren Jauregui. The former Fifth Harmony singer wrote, "This is absurd. How many more times do we need tangible proof of excessive force and abuse before someone does something about this bulls**t? Why r u just tweeting a video? Where's the solution? Calling out of the officer by NAME and seeing to it that he's held accountable?"
The video was brought to attention after the boy's sister shared it on her Twitter account. "My baby brother who is 14 years old. All of this over a swisherFace with look of triumph there's more footage but I wasn't able to upload it all. Please repost, we just want justice for my baby!" she shared.
"And to add on: my brother has a serious heart condition that could be triggered very easily by being hit in his chest/back! He's a kid and has never been in any kind of trouble with the law! He was very scared and in so much pain!!!" she continued. "He was charged with 'resisting arrest'. But what was he even being arrested for?? For having a swisher? & they ended up letting him go so what was all of this for?? Smh he was left with scratches and chest pains! this was so unnecessary!"
Rancho Cordova Police Department later released a statement explaining the footage. "The deputy attempted to maintain control of the juvenile without his handcuffs and while alone waiting for his partners to arrive and assist him," read the statement. "This type of situation is hard on everyone--the young man, who resisted arrest, and the officer, who would much rather have him co-operate."