ICYMI Yes, in the land of 10,000 Lakes, police harassment and brutality happens; YOU BETCHA!
When Officer Rod Webber quickly approached the car that Hamza Jeylani was sitting in, the 17-year-old hit record on his cell phone.
How’s that for being ‘OFFICER FREINDLY?’
I suppose officer Rod Webber was feeling ‘FROGGY’ that day, and decided to jump on Hamza Jeylani and threaten to break-a-leg.
A Minneapolis police officer has been relieved of duty while his department investigates a profanity-laced video in which he apparently threatens to break the legs of a suspect if he attempts to escape.
The March incident was recorded on a camera phone by one of the young men being arrested in south Minneapolis. In the video, the unidentified officer can be heard telling the suspect: “Plain and simple, if you [expletive] with me, I’m gonna break your legs before you get a chance to run.”
It was not clear what led to the arrest, but at one point the youth is heard asking the officer why he was being taken into custody, to which the officer responds: “Because I feel like arresting you.”
The officer’s face remains obscured throughout the 30-second video.
Minneapolis City Council Member Blong Yang, who chairs the council’s public safety committee, said he was informed Tuesday that Officer Rod Webber is on paid leave while an internal investigation into the incident continues. “That’s standard,” he said.
Lt. Bob Kroll, Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis president, said he doesn’t believe Webber has been interviewed yet by the department’s Internal Affairs Division, which is conducting the investigation.
Weber and the PD are probably concocting a story to rebut what we can clearly see happened on the video. This gives them plenty of time to initiate their playbook ofr ‘THUGIFYING Hamza Jeylani.
— Fayzo (@StillA_Hitta) March 19, 2015