NYPD Releases Shocking Video Of Woman Tackling Black Teen Over Cell Phone She Lost
Written by Black Voices on December 31, 2020
The New York Metropolis Police Division launched a dramatic surveillance video of a white lady tackling a Black teenager she accused of stealing her mobile phone, which she had truly left behind in an Uber cab.
The unidentified lady leaped on the 14-year-old boy, the son of standard jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold, as she ordered him to show over his mobile phone.
The assault occurred within the foyer of the Arlo Lodge in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood on Saturday. The girl fled the lodge earlier than police arrived. Her cellphone was recovered that day by an Uber driver and returned, in keeping with police.
Harrold, who performed the trumpet within the Grammy-award-winning soundtrack to the 2015 Miles Davis biopic “Miles Forward,” had additionally filmed a part of the scene together with his mobile phone as he tried to guard his son. The girl might be heard ordering the teenager to present his cellphone to her as Harrold argues along with her. Harrold suffered scratches on this hand within the confrontation, in keeping with police.
“I’m livid!!! We see this crap taking place on a regular basis, nevertheless it hits totally different when it hits residence!!!” Harrold wrote on his Instagram publish together with the video.
Police Chief Rodney Harrison launched the lodge surveillance video on Wednesday because the division seeks the general public’s assist finding the attacker. The girl “falsely accused an harmless 14-year-old teenager of stealing her cellphone… then proceeded to bodily assault him and fled the situation.”
Harrison’s tweet features a close-up of the girl’s face labeled “WANTED.”
Police have recognized the girl, however haven’t launched her identify. A harassment criticism has been filed towards her. However investigators are additionally contemplating assault and tried theft expenses, Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison advised CNN.
“The feminine particular person has been positively recognized and detectives are endeavoring to find her. The incident shouldn’t be being investigated as a bias incident,” the NYPD mentioned in an announcement Thursday.
Harrold complained at a rally Wednesday that his son had been racially profiled by the girl. “I can’t even come downstairs in New York Metropolis and get brunch with out getting attacked and wrongfully accused for one thing,” he mentioned. “I need my son to develop up complete. That’s all we wish.”
The teenager’s mother, musician Kat Rodriguez, mentioned that this “struggle shouldn’t be just for our son. It’s for all of our little kids.”
A lady figuring out herself because the one within the video advised CNN that she was the one who was assaulted, although neither video helps that declare.
The lodge launched an announcement that mentioned “extra might have been performed to de-escalate the dispute” and apologized to Harrold and his son for the “baseless accusation, prejudice, and assault towards an harmless visitor.” The assertion additionally famous that the supervisor on obligation shortly known as the police in regards to the lady’s habits.
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