Several amateur videos from a Hartford, CT Burger King show some scary moments for a Hartford PD Officer.
The officer was attempting to remove several teens who were loitering in the restaurant against local law and the wishes of the business. When one of the teens refuses to leave, the officer attempts to physically remove him.
That’s when things took a move for the worse for the officer. The seventeen year old suspect put the officer in a choke hold for about 18 seconds. According to the officer’s report, he began losing consciousness.
The entire time the chokehold was happening, an excited crowd was gathering. No one offered to help the officer and in fact, many in the crowd were calling the events police brutality despite the fact that the officer was the person being attacked.
The officer was able to free himself. At that point he used pepper spray and his baton to take the teen into custody.
The suspect was charged with assault on a police officer, among other crimes.
“The new face of what is going on in the country in 2015, these police videos are coming out more and more and more and we embrace it in the city of Hartford,” Deputy Police Chief Foley said to WTNH. “We wish there was more video of this incident.”