It was reported that the Los Angeles police officer was detaining Christian after he believed the teen threatened to shoot him.
The child at one point says he doubts the man is an actual police officer, saying "I'd understand if you were a cop, but you're not a cop". The incident in the area of Euclid Street and Palais Road stemmed from ongoing issues with youths walking across the officer's property.
The video depicts the officer holding the teen by the front of his shirt, as the teen's companions scuffle and jostle the off-duty cop. Its detectives from the Force Investigation Division will conduct an investigation to "determine whether the use of deadly force complied with LAPD's policies and procedures", the department said in a statement.
A plethora of videos have surfaced the Internet, showing what appears to be a dispute between a group of children and an off-duty Los Angeles police officer. "Our city will move forward without delay".
An off-duty L.A. police officer discharged his firearm during a disagreement with young teens in his neighborhood on Tuesday, and rather than being arrested for endangering the lives of these young people, police have arrested two of the unarmed teens and left the officer well enough alone.
That's when the 13-year-old spoke up, a witness said.
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In the video, the teenagers are seen complaining about violence. The Anaheim Police Department Helicopter is giving dispersal orders from the air.
A spokesperson for the LAPD told HuffPost on Wednesday that it has launched an administrative investigation into the incident, adding that the off-duty officer is not now facing any charges.
In a matter of seconds, the officer, with one hand still on the 13-year-old, reaches into his waistband and pulls out a handgun.
As neighbors gathered in their yards, Anaheim police officers remained in patrol cars outside of the house.
A ROW between an off-duty LA cop and a group of teens takes a shocking turn when the officer fires his gun into the air.
The father supplied a link to a almost nine-minute YouTube video of the confrontation in which the teen can be heard making claims that the officer got upset with a girl who was walking on his lawn, and the boy came to the girl's defense, prompting the confrontation. As the group of teenagers backed away, a loud bang sound could be heard, causing all but one in the group of teenagers to run.
The Anaheim Police Department said it was aware of "numerous videos" posted on YouTube. The Anaheim protest descended three hours later. Our job is to collect all of the facts and evidence to present the clearest and most accurate information to the District Attorney's Office as they make their decision on the filing of criminal charges.
According to an LAPD statement, the unidentified officer has been placed on administrative leave. "Anaheim is committed to a full and impartial investigation".