Bodycam Video: Handcuffed 13-Year-Old Screams In Terror As Michigan Cop Punches Him Inside Police Car
A disturbing body cam video has emerged showing a police officer in Michigan repeatedly punching a mentally ill 13-year-old teen, who was handcuffed at the time. The officer has been fired and is under investigation, according to Local 4 News.
The Albion Police Department arrested Da’veon Cieslack on November 24, 2018, after his grandmother called 911, saying that the child was acting unruly. He was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser. That’s when the officer turned violent.
The newly released footage shows Cieslack pleading with officers to be let go.
“I’ll do anything,” Cieslack says. “I’ll even clean up the police cars for you guys. I’ll do anything.”
The officer, who has not been identified, can be seen punching the boy at least 7 times. The police department said in a press release that “the involved Officer was found to have violated several Department policies which warranted termination of employment.”
Cieslack was charged with resisting and obstruction, and been in a juvenile detention facility since the night of the incident, Local 4 News reported.
Watch the video below (WARNING: This content may be upsetting to viewers.)