VIDEO: Calls Come For Arlington Cop To Be Fired After He Arrests Teens While Mom Records

Video Shows Arlington Officer’s Arrest Of Teens

Arlington, TX – A woman who recorded the arrests of her two sons is calling for the officer to be criminally charged and fired (video of incident below.)

Backing her up is Next Generation Action Network, the Dallas-based anti-police organization run by convicted felon Dominique Alexander. Alexander made the news this week after he was selected to help pick the new Dallas police chief.

The woman, Latasha Nelson, took cell phone video of only part of the encounter with the Arlington officer on July 3rd.

 

The day of the incident, officers had received a call for two teens breaking into a car. When they arrived, one of the officers arrested a 14-year-old who was identified as a suspect in the break-in.

The video starts with the officer leading the teen to the patrol car. It’s not clear what all transpired before the video started, but there appeared to have been some sort of confrontation between the officer and the woman.

Once the officer placed the teen in the back of a patrol car, he refused to tell the woman where they were taking him because she had “become uncooperative.”

While confronting the woman, the officer got on his radio and requested backup saying, “I have a mother out here who is interfering with an investigation.”

The woman’s other 16-year-old son then stepped to the officer, brushing against him. The officer used a controlled takedown to take the teen to the ground without injuring him. The teen was arrested for obstructing police operations.

Latasha Nelson has now made serious allegations against the officer, claiming that the officer said he would drop charges against the boys if she deleted her cell phone video. The cell phone video does not support her claim.

An attorney for Nelson appeared to have backed away from that claim, saying that it was only Nelson’s impression that officers would drop charges if she turned over the video.

“It wasn’t a clear, ‘Hey you give us this, we’ll give you that’ ” Nelson’s attorney, Kim Cole, said at the news conference, according to Star Telegram. “But it was certainly [Nelson’s] impression that was what it was, because they were adamant they wanted this video.”

Police officers generally want to obtain video which may have recorded an officer being assaulted.

“I am a black woman in America and I love my kids,” Nelson said. “Do you know how hard it is to have four sons and know what can happen to them out in the world? It didn’t have to escalate.”

Now Nelson and Alexander want the officer to be criminally charged and fired.

The mother met with Arlington Chief of Police Will Johnson on Friday. The chief said that both teens are being charged, and that the officer may choose to charge the 16-year-old for assaulting him.

He also said that the department is investigating the allegation of misconduct, according to NBCDFW, “After reviewing the video, there are many questions that will require a thorough investigation,” the department said. “As with any allegation of misconduct, we take this seriously. We want to maintain our position of transparency with our community by doing a complete and thorough review. This will include speaking with the family and officers involved in the video.”

Alexander’s organization took to Facebook in an attempt to get misinformation out ahead of the facts, posting, “Based upon absolutely no evidence whatsoever, the 14 year-old was charged with burglary of a habitation and the 16 year-old was charged with interfering with official police duties. The mother was assured that the charges against her boys would be dropped. But only if she surrendered this video to the police.”

What do you think about this incident? We’d like to hear from you. Please let us know in the comments.

You can see the video below:

https://www.facebook.com/NextGenAction/videos/1792293154132210/

ANOTHER TRAYVON?! A frantic mother watches in horror as Arlington Police Department assault and arrest her two teenage sons.Based upon absolutely no evidence whatsoever, the 14 year-old was charged with burglary of a habitation and the 16 year-old was charged with interfering with official police duties.The mother was assured that the charges against her boys would be dropped. But only if she surrendered this video to the police.CALL TO ACTION: Please call Arlington Police Department to demand that all charges be dropped immediately and that they return the mother's cell phone and Terminate Arlington Police Officer Chad Haning Call 817-459-5700 now. #EnoughIsEnough #JusticeForAll#NGAN

Posted by Next Generation Action Network on Mittwoch, 12. Juli 2017

5 thoughts on “VIDEO: Calls Come For Arlington Cop To Be Fired After He Arrests Teens While Mom Records

  • July 15, 2017 at 12:49 am
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    This officer was wrong. How do you not tell where you’re taking the child. Since when is calmly asking questions interfering!!

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    • July 16, 2017 at 11:27 am
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      The time has truly came if he not fired we as ppl of color must realize the only power that white America has is our corrupted judicial & law enforcement agency any cop with an atttitude
      As a or like a KKK member as well as judges needs to be remove to enable the ability to have a level plain to encourage cooperation before BLOODSHED if they keep pushing their authority in said way there will be problems I predict

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  • July 15, 2017 at 5:47 pm
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    how was the officer wrong he arrested a person breaking in to cars and he was id as the person doing it he was the 14yo he was being arrested mother asked how could they take him and on and on and ran her mouth the whole time, the second boy was more than likely the 2nd person breaking into the cars who pushed up against the officer when the officer put him on the ground unharmed, he was getting up and then was handcuffed as he was wonting to fight it seemed like the officer, this mother is another person who is seeing $$$$$$$ and false comments against police officers when there is a video to show all but the 1st part where he is breaking into the cars don’t get that on video that would hurt them in a law suite and they wont get any money out of it.the only thing the officer could of done wrong was not tell her juvie is where he is going and as a mother she should of new that one already. the officer handled it in a calm manner, even with a loud mouth mother yelling in his face your not taking my son. he did the crime now he will do the time but the mother wont’s $$$$$ for it, hit her ass with a big fine and yes if you use a cell to record police officers or a crime it is evidence and you will loose it as it is evidence so thank about that people before you pull out that phone and choose what you wont to record with it, police can and need to confiscate evidence even a cell phone

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  • July 16, 2017 at 12:33 am
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    It’s hard to believe the officer’s account of what happens when he clearly lied in his assessment of the mother was interfering with the investigation. The video clearly indicates a mother who was frightened and rightfully so about what was happening to her son and asked the officer where he was taking her son. After being completely ignored, she became even more excited. Then the officer further exaggerated the events by using a “controlled takedown” of the other son because he “brushed” against him. WHY, was it so hard for this officer to tell this woman where he was taking her son, who was a minor? If he was being picked up on a “suspicion” of a crime his mother had a right to know what was going on.

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  • July 16, 2017 at 3:30 am
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    well woman you sopost to let the cops do there job but you were walking up on the cop like that and you were still talking nexttime let them be and it won’t happen that way ok have a nice day 😀

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