Hurst PD Officer caught on camera abusing and roughing up 17-yr old teen .....Kelly Pope wants a Hurst police officer off the force. Pope is the mother of 17-year-old Andrew Rodriguez who says the officer, who identified himself on cell phone video as "Arnold 654," used excessive force against her son.
Describing the video of the incident, Pope said, "He comes up at a jolting sprint, kneed him [Rodriguez] in the back of the head and as you can see on the video says, 'If you move I"m gonna [expletive] you up.'
Rodriguez's friend recorded the incident or at least the last five minutes of it and uploaded it.
"Sit down. Shut the [expletive] up. Don't say nothing else," said Officer Arnold while Rodriguez was still on the ground.
"He's okay," said Pope of her son. "He doesn't want any part of anything. He's a little embarrassed."
Pope said she'll go to the Hurst Police Department Monday hoping to talk directly with Police Chief Steve Moore about this officer.
"I would like that guy off the force," Pope said.
Hurst Police gave this statement on the matter:
"This is not behavior that the city of Hurst promotes or condones in any way. We strive to build a stronger, safer community through our work around the city and will continue to do so through appropriate action. The incident will be investigated internally."
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