Cop punches 13-year-old boy during arrest as teenager struggles on ground - but police say there's more to story

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Posted by The King Slayer 2019 years ago in Police videos
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A police officer was filmed punching a 13-year-old boy during an arrest as the teenager struggled on the ground while being detained.

Mobile phone footage captured in Auckland, New Zealand, shows two officers pinning a boy to the floor while attempting to handcuff him.

As the boy resists arrest and keeps his arm firmly tucked beneath his body, an officer then appears to deliver a punch to the side of his body before the teenager's left arm is released.

The boy was being arrested in the suburb of Pakuranga and now faces charges of disorderly behaviour, failing to stop and resisting police.

The boy's father, Geoff Garnett uploaded the footage to Facebook , saying: "What is New Zealand coming to?

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