The use of excessive force on the young girl was justifiably outrageous.
Two officers were filmed pinning down a 13-year-old girl at a UPS store in Saint Paul, Minnesota, which has led to an inquiry into their use of excessive force. As reported by Daily Mail, the young girl had violated a prior for trespassing at the property but despite that, the video shows the officers manhandling her as she thrashed about resisting the force.
Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter saw the video and had deemed it disturbing to watch. At a point in the video, someone could be heard saying that the girl was throwing up but that did not deter the officers from forcing an arrest.
The mayor said, "I have asked Chief Axtell to launch a formal Internal Affairs investigation into the circumstances surrounding this arrest as soon as possible."
This is absolutely disgusting treatment of an 11 year old Black girl at the hands of two white male St. Paul police officers. Why was all of this manhandling of a young girl necessary? This... https://t.co/msOklK2lTC— Nekima Levy Armstrong (formerly Levy-Pounds) (@nvlevy) October 2, 2019
The video was posted on Facebook by Helen Dillman, a sales associate at the UPS Store at University and Hamline avenues. The use of excessive force on black people by the cops has long been a concern and the outrage which followed the incident was completely justified.
The Police spokesman Steve Linders, however, reportedly replied that he knew how difficult it could be watching a person get arrested who are physically resisting.