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Outrage as Video showing cop putting 15 year-old girl in choke hold as she screams “I Can’t Breath”

December 8, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
Outrage as Video showing cop putting 15 year-old girl in choke hold as she screams “I Can’t Breath” Image courtesy of dailymail.co.uk

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According to the Daily Mail, A Cell phone video has surfaced online showing a police officer punching and putting a 15-year-old girl in a choke-hold in Mesa, Arizona,

The video has since gone viral after being posted online.

Luis Paul Santiago recorded the incident as he was driving past and posted the footage on Facebook Friday and it has since been shared more than 1.8 million times.

Along with the 70 second clip, Santiago posted an explanation that the girl was an ’emotionally unstable’ runaway.

The footage starts with the teen screaming as the officer hits her twice around the head.
Quickly the girl is put in a choke-hold and can be heard yelling ‘I can’t breathe’, as another cop appears.

Image courtesy of dailymail.co.uk

Image courtesy of dailymail.co.uk

A woman, who identifies herself as the victim’s mother, then begs with the cops to let her daughter go.

Image courtesy of dailymail.co.uk

Image courtesy of dailymail.co.uk

The Free Thought Project, which linked to the video, says the girl’s mother ‘attempted to explain to the officers that she has mental problems as well as asthma.’
According to Santiago, the police tried to delete his video but were unsuccessful.

On his Facebook he writes that the second officer said that his partner had done everything according to police procedure and that if she had wanted to she ‘could have shot her dead.’

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