Sheriff attacks Black teen. (Photo: Screenshot via KOLD)
A disturbing video has emerged of a White sheriff attacking a teenager who is a quadruple amputee. Video of the incident went viral on Nov. 14 after being reported by TV station, KOLD.
The unidentified sheriff deputy in Pima County, Arizona answered a disturbance call at a group home where the 15-year-old quadruple amputee was living after being abandoned by his family. At some point, the teen had knocked over a garbage can and verbally threated an employee at the group home.
When the sheriffâ€™s deputy arrived, the incident became violent. In the video, recorded by an unidentified teen at the group home, the sheriff attacks the 15-year-old quadruple amputee and rolls on top of him.
â€œI will raise my voice to you whenever the fâ€“â€“ I want, you understand?â€� the sheriff screamed at the teen.
After the teen who filmed the encounter asked a question, the sheriff approached him and told him to â€œshut the hell up.â€� Both teens were arrested on disorderly conduct charges.
The Pima County Sheriffâ€™s Office was not aware of the nature of the incident before the video footage was released by the teenâ€™s public defender.
An internal investigation has been launched into the sheriffâ€™s conduct.
View video of the violent interaction after the jump.