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'He's a child!' Footage shows moment police Taser 14-year-old boy and put him in headlock as bystanders plead for him
19 October 2023, 09:31 | Updated: 19 October 2023, 09:49
14-year-old boy tasered in police confrontation
This is the shocking moment police Taser a 14-year-old boy as they investigated a neighbour dispute.
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West Midlands Police said they arrested the boy and another person during an incident in Kempson Road, Birmingham.
There force said they tried to arrest a man before a "scuffle" broke out, then they Tasered a teenager.
Footage shows how officers put the boy in a headlock as bystanders shouted for police to get off him.
"What are you doing?" shouts one onlooker as police Taser the boy.
"What the f*** have you done to my son?" shouts his mother.
"Watch his asthma, look, he can't breathe, he's a child!"
It triggered outrage on social media, with several users criticising the Taser.
"If you can't handle a 14-year-old old kid in a school uniform who poses no threat to life and have to taser him while with another police officer, you both probably should not be a Bobby," one said.
Others praised police for handling the situation well.
The teenager was detained on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and criminal damage, as well as threats to cause criminal damage.
A 37-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer.
Police are looking through body-warn camera footage from officers and the Independent Office for Police Conduct.