VIDEO: Calls Come For Arlington Cop To Be Fired After He Arrests Teens While Mom Records

Video shows an arrest of two teens, leading activists to call for the officer to be fired.

Video shows an arrest of two teens, leading activists to call for the officer to be fired.

Video Shows Arlington Officer’s Arrest Of Teens

Arlington, TX – A woman who recorded the arrests of her two sons is calling for the officer to be criminally charged and fired (video of incident below.)

Backing her up is Next Generation Action Network, the Dallas-based anti-police organization run by convicted felon Dominique Alexander. Alexander made the news this week after he was selected to help pick the new Dallas police chief.

The woman, Latasha Nelson, took cell phone video of only part of the encounter with the Arlington officer on July 3rd.

The day of the incident, officers had received a call for two teens breaking into a car. When they arrived, one of the officers arrested a 14-year-old who was identified as a suspect in the break-in.

The video starts with the officer leading the teen to the patrol car. It’s not clear what all transpired before the video started, but there appeared to have been some sort of confrontation between the officer and the woman.

Once the officer placed the teen in the back of a patrol car, he refused to tell the woman where they were taking him because she had “become uncooperative.”

While confronting the woman, the officer got on his radio and requested backup saying, “I have a mother out here who is interfering with an investigation.”

The woman’s other 16-year-old son then stepped to the officer, brushing against him. The officer used a controlled takedown to take the teen to the ground without injuring him. The teen was arrested for obstructing police operations.

Latasha Nelson has now made serious allegations against the officer, claiming that the officer said he would drop charges against the boys if she deleted her cell phone video. The cell phone video does not support her claim.

An attorney for Nelson appeared to have backed away from that claim, saying that it was only Nelson’s impression that officers would drop charges if she turned over the video.

“It wasn’t a clear, ‘Hey you give us this, we’ll give you that’ ” Nelson’s attorney, Kim Cole, said at the news conference, according to Star Telegram. “But it was certainly [Nelson’s] impression that was what it was, because they were adamant they wanted this video.”

Police officers generally want to obtain video which may have recorded an officer being assaulted.

“I am a black woman in America and I love my kids,” Nelson said. “Do you know how hard it is to have four sons and know what can happen to them out in the world? It didn’t have to escalate.”

Now Nelson and Alexander want the officer to be criminally charged and fired.

The mother met with Arlington Chief of Police Will Johnson on Friday. The chief said that both teens are being charged, and that the officer may choose to charge the 16-year-old for assaulting him.

He also said that the department is investigating the allegation of misconduct, according to NBCDFW, “After reviewing the video, there are many questions that will require a thorough investigation,” the department said. “As with any allegation of misconduct, we take this seriously. We want to maintain our position of transparency with our community by doing a complete and thorough review. This will include speaking with the family and officers involved in the video.”

Alexander’s organization took to Facebook in an attempt to get misinformation out ahead of the facts, posting, “Based upon absolutely no evidence whatsoever, the 14 year-old was charged with burglary of a habitation and the 16 year-old was charged with interfering with official police duties. The mother was assured that the charges against her boys would be dropped. But only if she surrendered this video to the police.”

What do you think about this incident? We’d like to hear from you. Please let us know in the comments.

You can see the video below:

  • Andy Lowe

    The video never shows everything, only what they want to recorded. Stand strong & hold the line

    • Gobby

      I agree all citizens must hold the line against crazy ass racist Cops.

      • popsk

        Gobby…the next time someone breaks into your car or your house, or assaults you or your family, or does some other thing that requires help, please don’t call those “crazy ass racist cops”. Call your neighborhood buddies or maybe Ghostbusters.

    • Revolver

      That’s exactly your people’s problem. You choose to “hold th Elaine” for all your corrupt, murdeorus, and repair cops. The so called blue code ap has completely destroyed pocie community relation sin this country. We want bad cops off the force while you people go out of your way to defend them. Evne when you have bad pocie conduct on film you still make exscuses.

      It was determined almost immediately by Arlington Pd thatbthe teens didn’t burglarized any vehicle when they got to the jail house and that thenofficer was wrong. The teens didn’t break into any vehicle. In case you haven’t been paying attention they were released a few hours after they got to the jail house. So where’s the outrage over the illegal arrest and wrongful detainment of these teens?! They ar shot facing any charges over that and APD admitted there two cops had the wrong two.

      • Bee Sun

        I’d vote down your dumb comment but it can’t go down any further. I can guarantee there are MORE murderous cop killers than your supposed racist cops. Why don’t you try towing the line and be a cop for a day. I bet you’d change your view of cops very quickly.

      • Ragman69

        Stop blaming the cops….ask yourself why the police were there. Someone called the police, not because some black kids were walking, but because some black kids were breaking into cars. SImpleton!

  • avgjoe

    Cleamont was lucky he only got “slapped in the face” coming up behind an officer in a tense situation & the big mouth mother say you be all killing our kids. 1st of all its about 10000 to 1 of brothers killing each other more than get shot by police

    • Jason Todd

      Apparently he approached the officer from behind and bumped him in a clear act of provocation.

      Don’t start none, don’t get none.

      • Gobby

        Yeah right, but that never happened in the video, so where are you getting that BS from.

        • Jason Todd

          You haven’t watched the video, have you?

      • Revolver

        Never happened! The cop didn’t put thatbin his report and didn’t even make this claim until after he was put under investigation.

        • Jason Todd

          Watch the video, idiot.

  • Mor Rahl

    “Backing her up is Next Generation Action Network, the Dallas-based anti-CORRUPT-police organization” Why do you cops always leave out that one word on purpose? NOBODY is “anti” GOOD cop.

    • CraxyD

      Well, maybe it would have gotten a nicer wording if it weren’t being run by a convicted felon?

      • Highest common denominator

        That doesnt matter to you. None of the founders of BLM had records and look how you view them.

        • CraxyD

          I’ve admitted more than once that while BLM may have truly had good/pure intentions, it was very quickly taken over and perverted by dumbasses that gave it the stereotype that it will carry until the sun burns out.

          • Highest common denominator

            So, given that the average alt-righter like you see a black justice group as negative no matter what, the fact that things could have been worded nicer to not upset you is about the last thing these groups are worried about.

          • Kristen Loomis

            I’m probably going to regret even making this comment, but if BLM would use their platform specifically to encourage black youth to not only take their first 12 years of education seriously but also plan for college, encourage black fathers to be responsible and raise their children, encourage black women to focus on getting into the workplace and give their children a positive role model (not a celebrity) to look at, and stop encouraging segregation, they would probably be looked at in a much better light.

            Black lives do matter, but not encouraging people to rise above the bullshit and take control of their lives and their situations by getting out of the same repressive cycle, and not encouraging them to encourage those around them to do it, makes it a wasted platform.

            That’s just my view point and I’m not looking to argue about it. I’ll continue to encourage the kids I’m regularly in contact with to focus on their education, to plan for college, and to set goals for success.

          • Highest common denominator

            Not to take away any validity of your point, but there are other groups that do that. That’s not what BLM was created for.

            I believe that you believe BLM should do that because it’s one of the only groups you are aware of through the media. You figure that since BLM is the biggest group (not even close) and you’re familiar with the problems of Black America, they should switch their focus to something you believe is more worthwhile.

          • Kristen Loomis

            Pretty much, yes. I could probably google to see what else is out there but given the publicity that BLM has garnered, it honestly never crossed my mind to do so.

            I’m not a BLM supporter for other reasons, but I won’t say my opinion is any more or less valid than anyone else’s on the matter because that horse is a pulpy mess already.

          • Highest common denominator

            Agreed on not being a supporter, I’m not either, I don’t fit in with their agenda. But my original comment, was going to show that it doesn’t matter to some people how righteous a leader is; if they disagree with the message, the leader doesn’t matter.

            Back in their day, MLK and Malcolm X were seen as equally big a threat as the other by the US government, and their methods and backgrounds couldn’t have been more different.

          • Katrina

            I still admire MLK. The thing we need to remember is the advances he made. We are not living in those times today. Some people continue to use that as an excuse for bad behavior today. I have a very strong feeling MLK wouldn’t condone that.

          • Highest common denominator

            We all admire MLK now because history has shown he was right. In his day though, he was villified. He was too loud, he got people riled up, why is he always marching, he’s just causing trouble for black people, if they would stop causing trouble, maybe the cops wouldnt spray them with hoses.

            Its the same thing you hear nowadays that pretty much amounts to “I agree with their right to protest, but I don’t like how they’re doing it.” Protesting doesn’t work if it’s by the rules. It’s supposed to be disruptive.

          • Kristen Loomis

            Some disruption is fine, but what’s been happening is going far and beyond civil disobedience. We’re not talking about sitting at the lunch counter or at the front of the bus. We’re looking at stopping traffic on the freeways and the streets in cities, we’re looking at destruction of property, calls for LEOs to be “fried” like “bacon”. The list goes on, and it just feels so counter productive to achieving progress. It makes it difficult to get behind as someone who doesn’t lean too far in any particular direction. I want to see improvement because it will ultimately benefit my daughter, but I just can’t get with the methods.

          • Highest common denominator

            Understood. you seem to have solid reasoning behind your opinions. I can disagree all I want, but I can’t call you wrong.

          • Katrina

            Read CraxyD’s comment again—with comprehension this time, not just your biased “opinion”

          • Highest common denominator

            Please, give me your alt-tight definition of what he said.

          • CraxyD

            I look at what it’s become as a negative as the fools in front of the cameras most of the time are not doing a damn thing to make any friends.

    • JBo

      I think a lot of people have a problem with the founder of the organization who was convicted in 2009 for causing serious bodily injury to a 2 year old child (felony). He’s since been convicted of numerous crimes.

    • richard scalzo

      anti-CORRUPT-police organization..their wording that has no basis in reality.

      n August, 2016, Alexander was found guilty of multiple probation violations, and was sentenced to two years in prison. One of those violations included his leaving the state twice without telling his probation officer. He received credit for time served, and got out early on the probation violation conviction.

      • Mor Rahl

        LMAO…. are you seriously trying to claim that there are no corrupt cops? Just google “corrupt cops” or “Corrupt police” and spend the next ten years reading about them all.

        Trying to deflect criticism by calling the messenger names is childish. Either the information is correct, or it isn’t. How many HUNDREDS of thousands of people were falsely convicted based on cops “testilying”? How many cops that committed murder and other horrific crimes skated because of the thin blue lie? The FBI has now confirmed that police steal more money and assets from people using bogus civil asset forfeiture THAN ALL OTHER BURGLARIES AND ROBBERIES COMBINED.

        So save the sanctimonious crap for your buddies down in roll call because it’s not flying here.

        • Informed Discussion

          Yes, Mor, there are corrupt cops out there and efforts must continue to be made to weed them out and prosecute them when appropriate. This issue that is most apparent is that many people accuse honest cops of misconduct because they do not understand the multitude of factors that may make it appear it was misconduct but in fact was a product of stress, timing, tactics and other factors beyond the officer’s control. The public will never understand unless the cops get better at educating them.

          • Katrina

            The problem is the pubic refuses to be educated. The majority of these videos show people trying to beat the system by accusing cops of being the criminals in order to get off from criminal charges. Most of the public sees through this poppycock. There ARE (VERY FEW) corrupt cops. Most times when people are confronted by cops, they are guilty of some very minor crime. Cooperate, accept the ticket (or whatever) and fight it in court. If you are innocent, the charges will be dropped. The other FACT is that even if you are guilty of the minor offence and are cooperative, the officer is able to use their discression to issue a WARNING. I would be happy to be informed that a tail light or headlight was out for my safety as well as other’s safety. Get it fixed, go to court if you have received a ticket and let the judge decide if you deserve the penalty or are eligible to have the charge dismissed. No one wants people jailed for a non-functioning tail light. At the same time, if a warning brings it to the offender’s attention, the roads are safer.

          • Informed Discussion

            Once again excellent points Katrina, but I believe most of the public would like to be educated. Some agencies are better than others doing that. The more public that is educated the more the public will be advocates for the police. Police advocating for police is often viewed by some as mere defensiveness. It is more powerful for the public to support them.

            Education is more important than ever now that social media has hit the scene. It is critical to bring balance to the accusations spewed by those that take the extreme few legit misconduct cases and hold them up to the public as the rule instead of the exception. However, in my opinion those that bring balance cannot automatically jump in the “fox hole” and immediately and blindly defend these type of incidents. Otherwise we lose (rightfully so) credibility. Thank you fro your excellent insight.

    • John Ramirez

      Wish that were true

    • Kristen Loomis

      A lot of people are “anti good cop” because they lump them all into one big blue pile, tag them all as crooked, and dust their hands off. Kinda like some other groups get stereotyped…

      • Mor Rahl

        Here is when you have the right to claim that there are “good cops”.

        When I see a cop IN UNIFORM and in handcuffs.
        When I see a video of a cop taking down another cop because he was beating someone.
        When I see cops telling the TRUTH and the WHOLE truth after a cop shooting
        When I see a police agency actually INVESTIGATE a cop’s crime the same way they do everyone else
        When I see other cops on the news openly talking about what a bad cop he was and what he did to help get rid of the bad cop.
        When I see a cop charged with a crime THE SAME WEEK THE CRIME OCCURRED and not a year or two later after he cover up and BS IA cover up didn’t work.

        • Kristen Loomis

          Except you’re not going to see things like that unless there’s a court hearing and the officer is found not guilty. It’s not sensational enough to report when an officer is arrested. It’s not sensational enough to report when a bad cop is found. When it’s not sensational enough, it’s not going to bring ratings in and no ratings means no profits from advertising sales.

          Have you heard of Constable Bryan Woodard yet? He’s a good cop. https://www.facebook.com/BryanDWoodard/

          • Mor Rahl

            Are we speaking the same language? Having a hearing or a trial month or years after the offense has NOTHING TO DO WITH HOLDING A COP RESPONSIBLE AT THE MOMENT HE COMMITS THE CRIME. I do NOT see cops get “arrested” like everybody else with screaming, yelling, cursing, demanded to lay on the ground, knee to the back of the neck, etc. Whenever a cop is “arrested”, it is usually months after the actual offense AFTER they did EVERYTHING they could to try and get the charges to go away and couldn’t. Then, the cop calmly walks into the station and is booked and released within the hour, and NOT 12-24 hours later like everybody else. SHOW ME A COP IN UNIFORM IN HANDCUFFS! You can’t do it. If you google “cop in uniform in handcuffs” most of what comes up is girls in cop stripper costumes. There is not ONE SINGLE IMAGE OF A COP IN HANDCUFFS WHILE IN UNIFORM. I wonder why that is. See the problem? No GOOD cops willing to do that.

          • Kristen Loomis

            We’re speaking the same language, but from different perspectives. I don’t and won’t have the same life experiences you do/have/will. Quite frankly, I’m pretty happy with the LEOs where I live now in comparison to where I grew up, because I believe there were more dirty cops than clean ones there. I was the white girl that played buffer if we got pulled over while we were out driving around at night and all the cops saw at first was black people in a car. I got us out of some shit, let me tell you. However, I’ll never have the same perspective as a person of color, and I will always have an easier time walking up to an officer and starting a conversation about whatever. Hell, last month I offered a couple female officers some free condoms at a convention because they were walking past the table I was helping at and it was taken as intended, as a good natured joke.

            All that is beside the point. There are officers who get arrested and convicted, it’s just not a frequent thing. There are officers who are cleared of wrong doing who we know were guilty as sin (re: Philando Castille), and far too many others. As for finding pictures of officers in uniform and handcuffed, you’re right, I tried several different wordings and came up with nothing that actually applied to my search terms. I found one image of a former officer, in an orange jumpsuit, cuffed and being led into a courtroom. I know when an officer discharges their weapon that as soon as the situation is considered done, as far as no “threats” remaining, another officer takes that officer’s firearm and the officer has to make an immediate statement. I don’t have the solution, I’m not really sure anyone has a 100% viable solution.

          • Katrina

            Screaming, yelling, cursing? What cop would be that stupid. That is reserved for the uninformed public, Cops know that fighting is reserved for the courtroom, not the streets. When you cooperate, there is no need for the drama. I am sure your comment is sincere, so I am trying not to laugh out loud.

            If the public were as cooperative as the police when an arrest is imminent, there would be no “drama” If a cop is arrested, there is no drama because they COOPERATE

  • Charles Hendon

    We have created a world of victims unfortunately. One strong point I’d like to make is that each and every time APD is called out, there is an investigation. That investigation may include speaking to several witnesses as to why they were called out in the first place. Also, just because someone in “cuffed” DOES NOT mean that person is ARRESTED, it’s simply being detained until there is a mutual consensus between the Officers doing the investigation. Resisting and not being cooperative throws off alarms that have to be addressed being what one thinks is right via what one things is being harassed. Imagine having to deal with people that hate you everyday in and everyday out, it has to be exhausting.

    • Informed Discussion

      Well stated Charles, however, if you would look at it another way. The officer is a professional, and as such, should have told the mother where he was taking the kid. That would have been the professional thing to do. Tell her where the boy is going and be on your way. Cops can be their own worst enemy. (for the record, every thing that I see appears legal and justified) BUT what do you think would have happened if he had told her and left? Nothing. BUT he chose to do something else which, may have been because he was frustrated by all the harassment the community gives the police, but still leaves this officer with a complaint, a possible lawsuit, IA investigation, a bunch of people blogging about him, and whole lot of headaches he really doesn’t need or want…all for what? I’m not telling mom where we are taking her 14 yo. Not worth it and not professional.

  • joe

    Another Dindo Nuffin.

    • Gobby

      Its Dindu Nuffin. fool.

      • joe

        Fixed, for your pleasure Foo

        • FlensingFools

          no. you didn’t fix it, potted meat.
          christ, you’re thick.
          and racist.

          the day you were born your mother should’ve been arrested for littering.

          • joe

            Funny you should call me that, your mommy likes to call me big daddy and other beautiful names, while she is dry humping my leg.

  • Bob Trower

    With the mother right there with the car burglars, makes me wonder if she was a burglar too.

  • Lynn B

    More BULL Sh*t ! Looking for a Big Pay out after HER two boy’s tried to steal a car !! Should have taken her in too for interfering !

    • Wynette Atkins

      She might have been the one to send her 2 boys out to break in and steal whatever was in it, they were after. Seems convenient she had a camera phone ready to take pictures of whatever happened, when the police drove up.

      I too hope the policeman was wearing body video or had it mounted in his car, and captured everything that happened. Then if the Mother lied, they can get her arrested for perjury and making a false claim.

    • Seductiv😜

      In case you haven’t been paying attention they never stole a car your uninformed fool! Jeff Vanessa in case you haven’t been paying attention both teens were totally innocent and car burglary charges were dropped 8 hours after being arrested and Arlington Pd apologized for there officer arresting them for a crime they didn’t commit. With Arlington Pd determining no the officer had made a wrongful arrest. These two only was walking while black.

      So yes when younsrrest two innocent teens for a crime they didn’t commit and thneoocie admits there officer arrested the wrong people a few hours later youndeserve a payout!

  • Trkguy1638

    Poor tctics by the officer. He made no effort to deescalate. the situation. He should have answered the questions and left. He instead invaded her personal space.

    • tzayad

      WRONG. THEY BROKE THE LAW. They escalated the situation. Not the Cop. Where the hell did you get your diploma? Oh BBU, Behind Bars University. Figured so.

    • Robert Taylor

      you are a dumb ass !

      • Trkguy1638

        You are a cop sucker

        • Robert Taylor

          you are a loser!

    • popsk

      You make an interesting point….wonder if you’d feel the same if these kids were stealing YOUR car?

      • Trkguy1638

        I don’t think it was established they were stealing a car…..

        • Mor Rahl

          It wasn’t “established” that they did ANYTHING wrong

          • Trkguy1638

            Exactly. This officer was not going to deescalate the situation and just walk away. He wanted to be the tough guy.

          • Informed Discussion

            Though I think you are right on a few points (deescalation) it did not appear to me he was trying to be tough guy, but was likely frustrated by the constant pestering and wisecracks. You are right, he should have told the mom and left….that eliminates the confrontation.

          • Trkguy1638

            I don’t think he is a bad officer, I know nothing about him. I just know that answering questions in a civil manner quietly may have worked better. Male officers need to develop a reverse gear and at time just let comments go.

          • Informed Discussion

            I absolutely agree with you, though I would apply it equally to the genders. I’

  • Tony Buccino

    I generally support the police but that officer should have told her where he was taking her son. Why does Blue Live Matter ONLY side with the police? They aren’t perfect. This cop isn’t Jesus. What did he have to lose by telling her?

    • Kristen Loomis

      She would have been given the info before they left. Blue Lives Matter will typically lean toward blue because its a site supporting LEOs.

      • Mor Rahl

        Bullshit. The cop already drove away with her child and she was NOT told where they were taking her. This was done just to be cruel and show her who is boss. If you have that much of an ego that you have to torture parents, you need another profession. How about janitor.

        • Kristen Loomis

          Except the cop wasn’t in his car, but okay.

          • Mor Rahl

            THE ONE WHO TOOK HER CHILD AND DROVE AWAY WAS IN THE CAR.

          • Kristen Loomis

            Okay. Also I hear magnesium helps with relaxation. Getting worked up into using all caps can’t be good for your blood pressure. Get the powder that you can mix in with your drink, it works fairly well

          • Informed Discussion

            The cop should have told the mother where he was taking her son….the station (there cold be more than one), juvenile hall, etc. He was too thin skinned and should have told her and went on his way.

          • Kristen Loomis

            If I were dealing with the same situation I’d have to be told which location too, there are multiple police substations here. I really don’t want to think about how I’d react though, whether it was my actual child or one of the kids who call me mama that I treat the same as I do my own.

          • Katrina

            I think you would have been just fine, Krstin. Common sense says to give respect to get respect. I think you would have stated something similar to I realy need / would like to know where (?) is being taken rather than scream and demand, and officers may well have given you the information If they are expected to act professionaly, why are they also required to be disrespected, cussed at and spit on? I expect professionalism from them, but I also disagree with them having to tolerate the disrespect they are subjected to.
            I believe we get what we earn.

          • Mor Rahl

            Always a personal attack when proven wrong. A favorite tactic of the cop apologist.

          • Kristen Loomis

            That wasn’t a personal attack, trust me. You’ll know if I “attack” you. It was a genuine suggestion, blood pressure isn’t anything to play around with.

      • Katrina

        I agree the officer could have said where the boy was being taken, but all we have is this limited video.
        We don’t know that mama didn;t know.? Mama and her other boy could also have been more cooperative. Why are police always blamed for being at fault? That would assume that the public is always perfect..

    • the_lion

      Hysterical mom… Let’s see… arrested for a break-in… in a police vehicle… maybe they are taking him to a water park… nah… to McDonalds… nah… hmmm… maybe just maybe they will take him to the moon… nah… How About the Police are taking him to the Police Station??? nah… to obvious… I am just out of ideas…

    • Informed Discussion

      You are right. All this may not have occurred if he had told her and went on his way.

  • Belladonnacotton

    Alexander is really just a liar and making money off being retalatory against Police. He is a Cop Hater. And the Mothers sons were probably on their way to chior practice and never even saw the police till they stumbled upon the officer.

  • Dennis Schmidt

    When I was his age……..my mom would have been kicking my ass all the way to the police car. Then she would say “take his ass to jail”

    • nativeamerican

      Ain’t it the truth

    • Revolver

      The teens didn’t break into any vehicle and didn’t no break any laws. The department admitted they had the wrong suspects. The cop made aunlawful/illegal arrest. And the cop never had even a shred of proof they had snythignto do with a Car burglary. Ther eonly crime as usual was walking while black! In case you haven’t been paying attention they were released a few hours after they got to the jail house. So where’s the outrage over the illegal arrest and wrongful detainment of these teens?! They ar shot facing any charges over that and APD admitted there two cops had the wrong two.

      • bob

        Bull shit, they were detained and the baboon came out

        • FlensingFools

          i bet you don’t even think you’re a racist…

      • Dennis Schmidt

        Doesn’t matter, it’s not an unlawful arrest Police make mistakes, get wrong suspects all the time, white, black, yellow….happens all the time.

        • FlensingFools

          …but less often with white people.

          • Dennis Schmidt

            No, that’s not true in fact white people are the most likely of any race, to have this happen….Followed by Hispanics, Blacks come in 3rd, Native americans are 4th then lastly Asians/Pacific islanders…..Dont just spew a bunch of crap you see on the internet, it makes you look like an idiot!

          • FlensingFools

            you’re right- i misstated that.
            “fitting the description” (used as a justification for detaining an innocent person) happens to black and brown people at a far higher *ratio* than it does to white people.
            it’s a vaguery, a Stasi-like handwave that allows them to detain and search anyone.
            it is abused often.

            he needed an excuse for his escalation and the kid brushing past him was enough for this cretin…

    • Seductiv😜

      In case you haven’t been paying attention both teens were totally innocent and car burglary charges were dropped 8 hours after being arrested and Arlington Pd apologized for there officer arresting them for a crime they didn’t commit. With Arlington Pd determining no the officer had made a wrongful arrest. These two only was walking while black.

      • Joe

        you don’t have to be guilty to be arrested, use your pea brain. They were detained, NOT CHARGED. This is the way an investigation and our legal system works. When you fell off the turnip truck yesterday, did you land on your head?

      • Dennis Schmidt

        So? I’ve been mistaken for a armed robbery suspect, I got arrested because I’m a bald white guy…… I didnt go ham on the police.

      • Albert Rementer

        Actually you maybe should be paying closer attention because people trying to insinuate abuse of authority or whatever here might want to take notice that the officer did not even handcuff the first brother placed in the police cruiser. He stated that he was looking for a reason to let him go, but he remained uncooperative. And the charges WERE NOT dropped as you claim. The entire matter is still under investigation. The mother, just like you making accusations that even her own video don’t corroborate … like the officer striking her other son in the face … the officer instantly took the youth to the ground without hurting him because the kid got way to close to the officer. Get a clue and stop viewing every instance of police involvement in an issue as an opportunity to cry VICTIM.

        • Seductiv😜

          I said the charges for the car burglary were dropped.

          • Lisa Tibbitts

            You said they were innocent and arrested for walking while Black a bogus teaching from your race cults victimology bible. They are bad kids and their mom is why.

          • FlensingFools

            Lisa dear, the day you were born your mother should’ve been arrested for littering.
            also _your_ people wrote the false-victimology bible with the pen of alabaster fragility, so…

          • Albert Rementer

            More insults from you … is that as far as your intelligence goes … insults? You must have born with an abundance of courage to insult unknown people for expressing an opinion that you can’t wrap your brain around. If you are not capable of comprehending human logic, maybe you should go to the section where they discuss Hop on Pop.

    • FlensingFools

      so you had a shitty mom…sorry for your childhood but what does that have to do with the substance of this story besides your ASSUMPTION that these kids are guilty?

      In America You Are Innocent Until Proven Guilty*

      *unless you’re black

      • Dennis Schmidt

        Nope, My mom was awesome…..She wouldn’t have gone ape shit on police! She was much smarter than that.

      • Dennis Schmidt

        Btw, use your real name you filthy coward.

  • Vulc

    i’m sorry, not sorry, many people, but mostly blacks seem to lack the ability to be calm and rational in these scenarios, its always yelling, screaming, and fighting and they don’t get it that the officer is not where you should battle for right or wrong, thats in court in front of a judge

    Be calm, shut up, and let them do their job including, arresting you, and get a lawyer.

    • Highest common denominator

      She was getting hysterical, rightfully so, because someone was taking her child and not trying then where they were going.

  • KEYSTONELIGHT

    Set up, Set up, Set up, by dominique alexander, ( Convicted Felon ) runs next generation network, going to handle her case…He is also been selected to pick the next Police Chief……The whole thing stinks to high, well, way up there……alfonso intentionally bumps into Police Officer while da babys mama has camera rolling…Give me a break..!

    • mangonumerouno

      I’m interested in the dash cam from the patrol car directly to the left. And what kind of nincompoop creeps up on the blind side of a heavily armed person??? By the way, that was one of the smoothest, controlled, gentle takedowns I’ve seen. He carefully protected the head & neck of the little dufus all the way to the pavement. Smooth as silk.

      • KEYSTONELIGHT

        I noticed that take down..No resistance..That’s just one of the things that makes me feel like this whole thing is a set up….An orchestrated event for money & publicity….Or to borrow a terminology from a very famous person that we both know and love, ” It’s Fake News People, Fake News. “

  • Gordon Harvey

    just shoot the ignorant bitch

    • Mor Rahl

      Another level headed cop heard from.

  • MrsTJNic@aol.com

    Difficult to say, since there is no sound, but I figured this is typical of a Black mama, who lets her kids get away with murder, Then I saw the name Latasha, so I’m not surprised. Probably a BLM thug.

  • tzayad

    They broke the law and charges should NOT be dropped. Stop coddling the criminals. Including the parents that raised these children. Start holding not only the kids responsible, but their parents too. This society has become too damn soft.

    • Mor Rahl

      How do you know they broke the law? Because of the color of their skin? Is that how you could tell? Please explain how you know this for a fact.

      • kgolfinghawaii

        How do you know they didn’t? By the color of their skin? Because their mom said so? Because a bunch of idiots above said so?

        • Mor Rahl

          Why is it that all cops and all cops apologists LOVE to ignore the foundational principle of our laws and the Constitution that ALL citizens INNOCENT until PROVEN guilty. When you ignore that very important principle you spit on out flag and shit on our country.

          Oh, and the PD department that arrested them admitted they had the wrong boys and had made a mistake. But for racist cop thugs like you, ALL blacks are criminals aren’t they. The new KKK is spelled COP
          .

          • Katrina

            You certainly assume a lot about what you believe other people are thinking. Maybe if you got rid of that chip on your shoulder you could stand up straight and think like a reasonable human being. As it is, you are making a fool of yourself as well as sounding ignorant.

    • Seductiv😜

      There was no law broken fool. In case you haven’t in case you haven’t been paying attention both teens were totally innocent and car burglary charges were dropped 8 hours after being arrested and Arlington Pd apologized for there officer arresting them for a crime they didn’t commit. With Arlington Pd determining no the officer had made a wrongful arrest. These two only was walking while black.

      So yes when younsrrest two innocent teens for a crime they didn’t commit and thneoocie admits there officer arrested the wrong people a few hours later youndeserve a payout! Stop coddling criminal cops!

  • the_lion

    ssabmuD people…

    • Kristen Loomis

      Typing dumbass backwards doesn’t make you clever, but carry on.

      • the_lion

        😎 ?Dumbass gnitirw enoemos etaulave ot naht retteb gnihton evah uoy …netsirK ylsuoireS

        • Kristen Loomis

          not in the middle of the night, no.

        • Katrina

          My girlfriend and I thought we were clever in 7th grade to have a “secret” language. We didn’t fool anyone, but thought we were “cute” at the time. What do you want to be wnen you grow up?

          • the_lion

            Sorry… no plans on growing up.

  • Gobby

    When will the ever learn, yet another bully with a badge who needs firing.

  • OrtChu

    The officer did nothing wrong !! Yup he is a good kid, just practicing for his career as a criminal by breaking into other peoples cars !

    • Informed Discussion

      The officer should have told the mother where he was taking her son and went on his way.

      • kgolfinghawaii

        Stop with the same stupid comment. Geeze. We read it way too many times already.

        • Informed Discussion

          Not stupid, true. There are plenty other actually stupid comments that you should be attacking. Geeze.

  • Gobby

    Take a look at some of the things the owners of this site will never report.

    http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2017/06/22/teen-trying-protect-deputies-shot-killed/

  • Gobby
  • Duane Wolfe

    Did I miss something? “He is being taken to___________.. The address is_______. The phone number is ______. Do you have any other questions? Thank you for your cooperation.” And clear your call, no problem. Is it unreasonable to ask? Is it a procedural or safety issue? Is there some reason not to answer? Is it polite? Is it professional?

    • Informed Discussion

      You are right on the money!

  • Liberal Male=Cucked Sissy Male

    Success in the modern era:
    1- have plenty of and raise feral kids
    2- send them out phishing for conflict with the police
    3- pray for the miracle catch
    4- hope said feral kid doesn’t survive the encounter so you can keep all the money yoself
    5- repeat

    • Highest common denominator

      The cop was wrong. Where’s your list for that?

  • Sgt Rock

    Young thug bumped into back of the officer while he was responding to the she-boo. He deserved the take down. The officer needs to be commended for his bi-lingual communication ability.

    • Mor Rahl

      “thug” is the new ‘N” word that automatically proves racists tendencies. But good job typing all of that without any mistakes through the tiny eye slits in your pointy white hood. Lots of you guys are on the job aren’t you. Plenty of company at work.

    • Kristen Loomis

      Bi-lingual communication ability? Fairly certain it was the same English slang most of us use. Oh, wait, my bad, you were letting your racist out.

  • Irene Elizabeth Grooms

    This mother should go to jail also cause she is telling her two boys its o.k. to break in other people’s cars.

    • Mor Rahl

      That’s funny, I didn’t hear her say any such thing on the entire video. She told him not to talk to anyone until the lawyer got there, which is VERY smart advice to anyone. So now you are just making stuff up?

  • cliffintex

    That officer was not required to tell that mother anything. Treat LEOs with respect and they’ll reciprocate the majority of the time. Nice clean takedown on the punk.

    • Highest common denominator

      While being wrong at the same time, thus basically building a case for being sued almost singlehandedly. Good job to him.

      • Informed Discussion

        Yep! I wonder if it was all worth it. Complaint, lawsuit, probable IA, a bunch of bloggers judging you, your video all over the internet….

  • Broderick Hunter

    Blue lives matter seems to have lot missing from this article. I wonder why blue lives matter leaves out the fact that car burglary charges were dropped against these teens literally 8 hours after there arrest with the Arlington police chief telling the family there officer arrested the wrong two?! Hmmmm🤔……

    • Highest common denominator

      Welp, that mistake is about to cost them millions.

    • Mor Rahl

      BUT THEY HAD TO BE “GUILTY CAR THIEVING THUGS WITH BAD PARENTS” because the cop arrested them and the blue posters out here SAID they were! And not a single one will apologize for their wrong comments or condemn the cops actions even more so because that’s what blue does. Now you have two Black youths that will forever hate police to go with the other millions of Blacks that hate police for the exact same reason.

    • TheOldGuy

      Regardless of whether the charges were dropped or not, the officer had to arrest the first juvenile because there was evidence and/or reason to believe a crime was committed and was committed by the juvenile. If it is later determined that there was no crime or it was not perpetrated by person who was arrested, then no charges will be filed.

      Here is the simple fact folks; do what the officer orders you to do and you will have your opportunity to give your side of the story or defend yourself from the allegation at a fair hearing. A police officer is not a Judge or Jury. His role is limited. He collects evidence, statements and advises whether charges are warranted.

      • Highest common denominator

        Why didn’t he tell the rightfully hysterical mom where her son is going?

      • Informed Discussion

        Well stated, however, you left out the part that the officer should be professional. Part of being professional would be to tell the mother where her son was going. It doesn’t seem the primary issue is the arrest, but the lack on the officers part to deescalate the situation by merely telling mom where you are taking her kid. Just tell her and be on your way. Had the officer done that, we probably wouldn’t be writing this right now….there would be no post because nothing happened.

        • Katrina

          Yes, the officer should be professional. But do you spit on your professional doctor, dentist, nurse, or any other professional you deal with when you disagree or don’t like their diagnosis or advise? Do you scream obscenities at them and hold a camera in their face telling them they are being recorded? You could, but if so, you would be removed and never accepted in their service again. Police don’t have the luxury to refuse service, yet they are still human beings. They should be treated as such. I completely agree that had he told the mother where they were taking her child it MIGHT have settled the issue, but she was not sounding rational enough that just that information would have calmed the situation.

          We also don’t know the calls the officer had answered just prior to this one. A young teen who died from an overdose? A toddler who drown in a swimming pool? Or even having a personal crisis at home. We are so quick to judge any “unprofessional” action from cops, yet we don’t treat them as professional human beings. Police have been receiving tons of training on deescalation and other things to appease the public. Yet when it is suggested that schools teach proper behavior when involved in a police encounter, BLM is against it. Why? If they are proclaiming that black lives matter, and they do, why are they against making interractions between black and police easier. It makes absolutely no sense.

          • Informed Discussion

            Katrina, you make excellent points. I would contend that the mother was sounding rational, though agitated, at the beginning of the encounter (it escalated) and thus the likelihood that the situation would have stopped if the officer told her where she was taking her son and left.

            You are also right that we don’t know what the officer had gone through earlier (or currently), but respectfully, that is a akin to going home and kicking the dog because you had a bad day. It still doesn’t make it right. The stresses in law enforcement are very real, but you still have to go out there and maintain your professionalism. Sometimes that is not easy nor do the people they contact always deserve it, but has to be done all the same.

            As far as deescalation goes; it is not to appease the public, though that is one of the benefits. It is how police work should be conducted. Believe me there will be plenty of times when deescalation will be unsuccessful, this probably would not be one of those times.

            As for your commentary on the bigger picture problems than that specific incident; you are preaching to the choir. All the more important to maintain your professionalism because this stuff will happen more and more often unless something changes.

          • Mor Rahl

            Well I’ve never had a “professional” or a doctor or dentist or nurse TRY AND KIDNAP MY CHILDREN AND LOCK THEM IN A CAGE BEFORE, but I can assure you that if one did I would do a LOT more than spit or kick or film. Your attempt to make excuses for this POS cop’s behavior because he may have been having a bad day is pathetic.

          • TheOldGuy

            The police officer wasn’t trying to “kidnap” the child. He is a lawfully and dutifully sworn member of the police who was legally taking a potential suspect of a breaking and entering crime complaint into custody. The rest of what you said is just a whole lot of hype.

          • Mor Rahl

            Bullshit. The kid didn’t do it, wasn’t involved and was being illegally detailed and falsely imprisoned AND HE WAS A KID. The cop had a fundamental duty to INVESTIGATE and be SURE that the kid was involved before taking him into custody. You just don’t run around and arrest every Black person because the suspect was described as “black”. As a parent he would not have left with my kid, not have spoken to my kid and not have touched my kid.

          • TheOldGuy

            It’s blatantly obvious that you haven’t a clue how any or all of this works. You are blindly calling this man, who you don’t know, a racist and you are trying to justify that by pointing out the fact that he took a “black” “juvenile” into custody. There is no evidence to suggest that he was just on the look out for a “black kid” to arrest. Also, look up what false imprisonment is. I’m sorry to break it to you but the mere fact that he is “black” or a “juvenile” doesn’t qualify for either definition of racism or false imprisonment.

            BTW, just so you know, If this was your child and the officer has/had probable cause to believe that he committed a crime and was to arrest him for that, there would be nothing you could do to prevent that. Probable cause is a litany of things from statements made by witnesses, evidence or any combination of these items to warrant that. If you did, however, decide to intercede or impede the officer(s) while doing his duty, you would be cuffed and in the back of a cruiser as well.

            Also, the woman in the video was correct in telling the child to not speak to police until she was there or they had acquired an attorney. That was the only smart thing she had done.

          • Katrina

            Poiice get spit on and pelted with rocks and bottles merely for standing by to keep the peace. You missed the whole point—that they are also human.

        • TheOldGuy

          The police officer doesn’t know for certain that the woman behind the camera is the juveniles mother or not. She is just making a claim to be and in some districts, sharing of that information could be a crime in and of itself. Juvenile or not, he will be entitled to his one phone call, to defer his rights to questioning until his parent(s) or council are present and have an appropriate bond set until he can be released to parent or guardian. That is as professional as the cop is required to be.

          • Informed Discussion

            I see your points, however telling the woman (even if she was not his mom) where they are taking him would not be a crime in any jurisdiction. The officer is not releasing any confidential information at all, just advising where they would be taking him. Even if , technically, the cop was “as professional as he was required to be” what did that get him? It got him a complaint, lawsuit, IA investigation and his video all over the internet to be judged. In my opinion not worth it when a simple answer to the woman’s questions would have likely ended it all. Thank you for your response, I appreciate the discourse.

          • TheOldGuy

            That is debatable, for sure. From what I have been taught, handing out any information regarding a juvenile to anyone is not permitted. We weren’t even allowed to question them until a parent or guardian was present, depending on the nature of the crime. The juvenile had to literally sign a Miranda form with a parent or legal guardian present. They were entitled to contact their parent or guardian after processing.

            Just to be clear, I’m retired and served as a LEO for the ARMY. The rules from department to department or district to district vary greatly. I’m not speaking to this specific department and I have no knowledge of their particular laws in the state they work in.

      • Mor Rahl

        “Regardless of whether the charges were dropped or not, the officer had to arrest the first juvenile because there was evidence and/or reason to believe a crime was committed and was committed by the juvenile.” WRONG! There was NO “evidence” because there could not possibly have been BECAUSE THEY DID NOT DO IT. The cop could not have possibly “believed” they did it BECAUSE THEY DID NOT. So it was nothing but a racist action by a racist cop as evidenced by the fact that the department ADMITTED that the cop was wrong.

        • TheOldGuy

          Here is where we separate sheer stupidity from fact. The Juvenile was believed or identified as being a person of interest where a car was broken into. That minor fact gives the officer the reasonable duty to arrest him; juvenile or not; black or not. Even though he is arrested, he is deemed “innocent until proven guilty”. That is regardless of any other evidence collected at that time. Unless you would prefer to live in a society where everyone is guilty until they prove themselves innocent? If that was the case, the juvenile would have to remain imprisoned, without the possibility of bail, until his trial.

          Another thing I want to iterate to you is that just because a white cop arrested a black juvenile doesn’t qualify him as being a racist. If that was the case then that would quantify that all Black cops who arrest White citizens as racists, or Chinese cops who arrest Spanish citizens as racists; or Spanish cops who arrest Black citizens as racists. So, unless you know this cop personally, have proof of his racism, then you are just perpetrating a slanderous/libelous crime against him.

  • Informed Discussion

    There apparently was probable cause for the arrest. No issue there. The cop should have told her where her kid was going and not been so reactive to her yelling. She wasn’t even being that disruptive until it escalated in the end. In my opinion he was too thin skinned there, but nothing that would warrant a complaint. (but again, why wouldn’t you tell the mother of the 14yo where he was going??) AS far as the second incident goes, it is speculation because it is not on camera, but clearly the 16yo should not be getting that close to the officer and he was taken down in a manner that would be reasonable by any standard if it was warranted.

  • Dan

    Well done 👍💙

  • Keith Redmon

    What would have been wrong with telling her where they were taking her son?

    • Informed Discussion

      Nothing Keith. Though the actions may have been justified in response to what occurred, the officer may have avoided it all if he had just told her and went on his way.

      • Keith Redmon

        Exactly my point. I have avoided many a complaint by doing just that. I often said when I was policing, “We are our own worst enemy. “

        • Informed Discussion

          You are absolutely right!

  • Lawman49

    No brainer here: The “Felons” organization is irrelevant.. Momma started the video way too late (As they always do).. Now she is lying about reducing charges to get the tape back? Great way for any cop to get fired! Now it is up to a judge. Sounds like she should be arrested for interfering with the arrest! If she watched her son “Bump” the officer without correcting him…. SHE is setting all her sons up for a bullet!

    • Informed Discussion

      All would be irrelevant if the cop would have just told the mom where the kid was going and went on his way. Not worth it….

      • Mor Rahl

        Yup. cop just had to be a DICK and that’s why this happened like this.

    • Nico James

      Oh please! Recordings cop is not interfering with a arrest. She never evne touched th eofficer was. Somyour full of it. There is zero proof the officer was ever “bumbled” and th eofficer only made this claim AFTER a investigation wa staunched against him and both nous were relased frm jailmwiht no Carmen burglary charges. He didn’t mention this in his report or to his department. He’s full of it. The fmsily on the other hand will get a massive settlement for this wrongful arrest.

  • bob

    Go figure, knee grows thinking they is special. Send them back to africa if they acts like jungle animals

    • Nico James

      You racist rendeck cops cerisntly are not making yourselves look any bette Ron here making disgusting comments like that. No wonder blumelive shas been declared a official hate group. Maybe you should be more concerned about your filthy Peckerwood jingle animal Neanderthal white man who murdered the Ny trooper a few days ago ehh.

  • duder1897

    If it’s so difficult having four bastard children, why didn’t you stop fucking random men?

  • joe TPA

    Stop raising criminals…

    • Nico James

      Neithe this had a criminal record you idiot! They were released a fe shouts after there arrest with no car burglary charges. Arlington pd ha smad ekt perfeclty clesr they had nothing. To do with it. However the cop should still be punished for this wrongful and racially motivated arrest of these two innocent teens.

      • joe TPA

        Once the second brother attacked the officer from behind, YES he was a criminal….it is a shame they dropped the charges…if you did nothing wrong, you don’t attack and act a fool like the mother and the brother were. They have a right to detain you during an investigation and even if they do arrest you when you are innocent, you cooperate and it will shake out. I was wrongly detained and arrested on more than one occasion but I (unliked this mother and brother) acted civilized and it all worked out in my favor.

        And the fact that you call me an idiot when you can’t even form a coherent sentence is pretty laughable.

        • Mor Rahl

          “Citizens may resist unlawful arrest to the point of taking an arresting officer’s life if necessary.” Plummer v. State, 136 Ind. 306. This premise was upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case: John Bad Elk v. U.S., 177 U.S. 529

          • joe TPA

            there was nothing “necessary” about it….the younger brother was not being harmed or injured…the younger brother was the only civilized one in the family…he was calm and rational and behaving like a reasonable person…no no it wasn’t necessary…
            hey but keep trying…

  • TFors

    I see nothing wrong with how officers deal with unruly criminals. Perhaps the mother should have taught her boys not to steal so that they would not find themselves facing handcuffs and restraint. Or at least she should have taught them how to not make their arrest even worse by adding resisting arrest to the charges.Officers deserve to come home to their families at the end of the day without being bruised and battered on a regular basis by criminals who resist arrest.

    • Nico James

      Well done?! In case your dumb@s hadn’t been been attention both boys were released 8 hours later and wer enever charged with any car burglary! Thnepcoie amditted they had the wiring boys an dpolgize donthe same day. Neither was resisting arrest or had criminal records. Blskc teens deserve to be able to simply walk out in there own apartment complex without being accused of being carjackers stricly due to the color of there skin.

  • Seductiv😜

    Don’t you just love how this blue lives matter article lewves out how these boys were released just a few hours after there arrest with car theft charges dropped and Arlington PD apologizing to the family admitting there officer arrested the wrong people?! Not to mention the fact the cop never had any proof or evdicene these two teens were suspects in the car burglary. He dint have a description or snynojotos or videos of the incident. He just saw two blsck teens sandman assumed theynjust had to be involved.

  • BigBoi35

    They “HAVE” to tell you where their taking them if they’re under the age of 17-18. Get their asses for “”KIDNAPPING”” and “”FAILURE”” to answer your questions that they are LEGALLY REQUIRED as Officer to do under the OATH they swore up under to protect and to serve. Stand up to these Tyrants and Liars and FIGHT FR YOUR RIGHTS. Had this been any of mine, you bet your ass there would be a Law Suit and we would be getting paid. File an RRSP COMPLAINT against them and show them you mean business. This is Bullshit. I know my comment will get deleted , but I’m Standing up for what is Right as an American Citizen.

  • Michael Keith Blankenship

    Arguing the lawfulness of the arrest at the scene is sort of like arguing with the referee, almost zero likelihood of success, and you anger the ref. Those arguments should be left for court. It also makes no sense for the mother to run her mouth so much. Did it help her son’s case? I don’t see how. But I suppose it makes a good video.

    • Mor Rahl

      Exactly why I have taught my kids NOT to speak to police. Exactly why I don’t speak to police.

  • Rodney Campbell

    If bumping into someone is assault we need a better tougher grade of police that don’t get hurt so easily.

  • Danny

    Actually, the first kid being taken to the squad car, wasn’t under arrest. He was simply being detained for questioning. He obviously wasn’t answering questions about the crime. If he were under arrest, he would have been in cuffs. This bitch needs to get an attitude adjustment. The world owes no one anything. She makes it sound like the officers were taking her kids to a concentration camp to be gassed to death. All because they wouldn’t answer questions about a crime that had been committed. Don’t bother with the “woe is me” crap, or saying ignorant shit like the officer was racist (this is a joke on the face of it), or even that the officer had no right to take the kid. He did and the law is VERY clear on that fact.

  • Ralphy_Boy

    I’m tired of hearing the same excuse “I’m a black man or woman crap” suck it up learn how to raise your kids properly by example!

  • Mike Smith

    The Nuffin brothers – Dindo and Dinsee… Always the same story. He a good boy. He was on he way ta church youth group when dat mean ole cop arrest him ’cause he be’s black… No matter what happenin’, it be’s tha po-po’s fault cause he a mean ole white devil and we’s be’s innocent black folk on our way to pray to De Lawd. It be like the Klan all over again. Don’t you know that we dun ‘t hafta obey your white honkey po-po laws? We do’s what we wants, says what we wants and we takes what we wants, and if you bother us, you ‘scriminatin’ agains’ usn’s and we gits tha NAACP and Al Sharpton and Jessee Jackson after yo’ job!! If you’re “offended” by this post, Welcome to the truth or go back to Disneyland where everything is butterflies and rainbows… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c65bbd4488f4248501a16c87dac580eddd32759af1a9ae7bc3566857ee685366.jpg