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Boston Police Examine Arrest of Teen Caught On Tape

Friends of a teen whose arrest was caught on tape say Boston Police officers were too rough with him. Police are now responding to the claims.

The cell phone video shows a 16-year-old teenager hit on the ground by Boston Police. It happened Friday afternoon at Roxbury Community College.

Eusida Blidgen, Witness: "It's when I saw the officer hit him in the head several times with the handcuffs is when I became alert, ran down the hallway."

Eusida Blidgen, a first year student, then shot seven minutes of video, from the time the 16-year-old was on the ground until he was led away in handcuffs.

Eusida Blidgen, Witness "It was just horrible I can't even explain it. He was being kicked in the ribs he was being punched in the spine. I know there is protocol but he's 16 years, he's a child."

The boy apparently had a warrant for his arrest having walked away from a depart

Added: Oct-28-2010 Occurred On: Oct-21-2010
By: jbpnw
Tags: caught on tape, cellphone camera, boston police, arresting teen
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