Police were filmed using a Taser and assaulting a Black teenager whom they accused of vaping in Ocean City, Maryland on June 12.
The teen had his hands in the air when the police used the Taser on him, then one cop was filmed repeatedly driving his knee into the teen who was restrained on the boardwalk, reports The Washington Post. Police then hog tied the teen and carried him off while bystanders objected.
Vaping on the boardwalk led to this. This is ocean city, maryland yesterday. pic.twitter.com/pqoTl4URAN— blank (@typicaldarkski1) June 13, 2021
The violence continued against two more teens who were tackled and slammed down on the boardwalk. They were all wearing white shirts and dark shorts.
**thread**— misha🐛 (@notmiisha) June 13, 2021
tw: police violence against black people
this video was sent to me by a woman named lauryn (insta @/lodogray) of four young men being arrested and abused by police in ocean city, maryland over a vape.
please read this. and especially like, share, and rt if you can pic.twitter.com/Y7MJF5NA1M
Ocean City officials said in a press release said they would review the officers’ actions, but added a defense: “Our officers are permitted to use force, per their training, to overcome exhibited resistance.”