Athens police release video of officers restraining child

Georgia News

Athens police have released body camera footage that shows a 10-year-old boy being pinned to the ground during his father’s arrest. 

The video shows two officers speaking with a man, before arresting him with aggravated assault and other charges. 

Several times during the video, a boy can be seen screaming at officers and being held back by family members.

When the boy’s father is put into a police car, he lunges at one of the officers. 

Officers took control of the boy and told him to calm down. Once he calmed down, he was allowed to go talk with his father.

The family says officers used excessive force and hurt their son.

Police say they are still investigating the incident, but the officers both remain on duty.

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