Police release body camera video from teen's arrest

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Fort Smith police release body camera video from teen's arrest

40/29'S BRETT RAINS IS LIVE TONIGHT AND SPOKE WITH THAT FATHER. BRETT? POLICE SAY THE VIDEO YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE IS REDACTED TO NOT IDENTI FY THE MINORS INVOLVED, BUT ONE FATHER SAYS THE FORCE ON HIS 13 YEAR OLD SON WAS EXCESSIVE. POLICE POLICE BODY CAMERA VIDEO SHOWS OFFICERS RESPONDING TO CENTRAL MALL MONDAY AROUND 6 P-M AFTER SECURITY GUARDS REPORTED ONE TEEN TOLD THEM HE WAS GOING TO GET A GUN AND SHOOT THEM. WHEN THE OFFICER ARRIVES... A TEENAGER RUNS FROM HIM. WHEN THE OFFICER CATCHES UP TO THE TEEN, THERE'S A STRUGGLE AND THEY GO TO THE GROUND. POLICE BODY CAMERA VIDEO SHOWS ONE OFFICER WITH HIS KNEE ON THE TEEN. DENNIS BROCK SAYS THAT'S HIS SON WHO THE OFFICER IS ON TOP . OF <> "I wouldn't expect a grown man to be on top of a minor like that, like with your knee, with force, no "if." it wasn't your kid, maybe somebody could be like, oh ok, oree fl like it ain't no ni g deal, but it's a real big deal because my son is the future." POLICE DECLINED OUR REQUESTS FOR AN INTERVIEW ON CAMERA, BUT SAY NO ONE WAS HU. RT IN A STATEMENT - POLICE SAY THE OFFICERS USED THE MINIMAL AMOUNT OF FORCE NECESSARY TO MAKE THE ARREST. POLICE ALSO SAY THAT AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATI ON HAS BEEN OPENED. WHEN WE TALKED TO THE FATHER HE HAD NOT YET TAED LK TO HIS SON SINCE THE ARREST, SO HE DOES NOT KNOW IF HIS SON MADE ANY STATEMENTS ABOUT HAVING A G. UN LIVE IN FORT SMITH BRETT RAINS 40/2NE

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Fort Smith police release body camera video from teen's arrest

Fort Smith police released a 14-minute video showing body camera video. The video was taken after 6 p.m. June 21. If you want to see the entire video released you can see it on Fort Smith Police's facebook page. It does include language but minors' faces have been blurred.A mall security guard told police he was threatened when he told the group to leave.The guard said a juvenile told him: "I am going to get my gun and come back to kill all you." The video shows Officer Garrett Ford and Detective Andre Arnoldi taking the juvenile to the ground after police said he resisted arrest.An officer was seen placing his knee on the juvenile's back.Police said in a release that the technique was "a common technique for subduing resisting or aggressive people."40/29 News has witnessed the video, the officer appears to have had his knee on the juvenile's back for less than 20 seconds. Body camera video also shows another juvenile being arrested. Police said he interfered with arrest. Fort Smith Police Lt. Don Cobb said the officer's use of force is under investigation. "We investigate every use of force. I mean anytime that an officer potentially puts himself in danger or put somebody else in danger, because I have to take you to the ground or I have to wrestle around with you or whatever, then we initiate use of force," Lt. Cobb said. "We have special software that we use to report that. It gets forwarded through the chain of command eventually to the Office of Professional Standards and they conduct an investigation."

FORT SMITH, Ark. —

Fort Smith police released a 14-minute video showing body camera video. The video was taken after 6 p.m. June 21.

If you want to see the entire video released you can see it on Fort Smith Police's facebook page. It does include language but minors' faces have been blurred.

A mall security guard told police he was threatened when he told the group to leave.

The guard said a juvenile told him: "I am going to get my gun and come back to kill all you."

The video shows Officer Garrett Ford and Detective Andre Arnoldi taking the juvenile to the ground after police said he resisted arrest.

An officer was seen placing his knee on the juvenile's back.

Police said in a release that the technique was "a common technique for subduing resisting or aggressive people."

40/29 News has witnessed the video, the officer appears to have had his knee on the juvenile's back for less than 20 seconds.

Body camera video also shows another juvenile being arrested. Police said he interfered with arrest.

Fort Smith Police Lt. Don Cobb said the officer's use of force is under investigation.

"We investigate every use of force. I mean anytime that an officer potentially puts himself in danger or put somebody else in danger, because I have to take you to the ground or I have to wrestle around with you or whatever, then we initiate use of force," Lt. Cobb said. "We have special software that we use to report that. It gets forwarded through the chain of command eventually to the Office of Professional Standards and they conduct an investigation."

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