Cops punch 16-year-old girl and slam her foot in car door during arrest, reveals shocking bodycam footage
The teenager was reported to have escaped with a 15-year-old boy from a nearby youth detention center
The Lansing Police Department has released bodycam footage which shows two police officers, Lindsey Howley and Bailey Ueberroth, brutally hitting a teenager who was clearly unable to defend herself. According to a report by Daily Mail, the incident occurred in Lansing, Michigan, on Friday, June 14, after the 16-year-old girl was reported to have escaped with a 15-year-old boy from a nearby youth detention center.
The two teenagers had earlier been charged with violating their probation rules and were placed at the youth detention center. They had escaped a day before the incident and the police had released warrants for their detention. It was reported that a resident called authorities to inform them of their whereabouts. The teenagers fled again when they noticed the police arrive on the scene.
As seen in the bodycam footage, officer Bailey Ueberroth chased the teenager before eventually catching her and handcuffing her. The officers can then be seen cruelly dragging the girl through the street to the police car. The teenager who clearly did not want to be arrested tried putting her leg out of the car but the officer slammed the door on her foot.
The girl could be heard screaming as the officers tried to curb her movements and put her in the back of the car. "No b**ch, get your hands off me. You're not supposed to put your hands on me," the girl could be heard shouting at the officer on being manhandled. She even kicked out in frustration which detached the officer's body cam and it had to be attached again.
The girl's mother Tonia Lilly wrote on her Facebook, "The issue is not what my daughter did prior to the 'so-called standard procedure' used, whether she was resisting or not, or even the fact that she is a young, African American, 16-year-old female child being struck by a Caucasian officer."
She added, "The fact remains that she was punched! Not once, not twice, not three times! They dragged her, slammed her foot in the door, and repeatedly punched her! Cuffed and buckled in the seatbelt! Regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or any other factors, NOBODY deserves that, ESPECIALLY A CHILD."
The officers have been put on administrative leave and the girl was taken back to the detention center. The police revealed that the girl did not require any medical treatment.