BRPD releases bodycam footage of July 6 arrest of teen that went viral

The Baton Rouge Police Department is releasing four videos of dashcam and bodycam footage on Tuesday, July 14 of an incident that occurred on July 6.

A department spokesman told WAFB late Monday afternoon the incident all started because of an apparent seatbelt violation.

Chief Murphy Paul says the two officers involved in detaining a 17-year-old male have been placed on administrative leave pending the results of an internal affairs investigation, which was launched on July 9.

One video of the incident, widely shared on social media, appeared to show an officer kneeling on the back of the teen’s neck. A still photo from the bodycam footage disputed that theory. Chief Paul says the officer’s knee was on the juvenile’s back.

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