“The behavior of these Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies was outrageous and unacceptable,” Bogen said. “The officer who jumped on the student, punched the student and banged his head to the ground should be fired immediately. There is no excuse for a law enforcement officer to harm a teenager who was on the ground and who gave no resistance.”“After being sprayed, the teen held his face and walked away,” Bogen said. “If the deputy wanted to arrest the student, he could have easily done so without throwing him to the ground. I hope the appropriate authorities investigate this conduct and take the appropriate action.”
Cop Who Beat Florida Teen Reassigned
People are outraged after a video went viral of a Florida teen being assaulted by a police officer went viral and the officer involved STILL has a job. As previously reported an officer now identified as Christopher Krickovich pepper-sprayed a black teen boy Thursday before slamming him to the ground outside of a McDonald’s in Tamarac, Florida.
A group of teens from JP Taravella High School had reportedly gathered at the local restaurant to witness a planned fight but deputies broke it up. During the process, Krickovich was seen grabbing and slamming a teen identified by students as Lucca to the ground and banging his head into the concrete. Lucca, who was not involved in the fight, is then seen leaking blood.
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Let me tell you what this 15 year old boy, Lucca, in the red tank top did. He’s a kind, sweet soul. He bent down to pick up the cell phone of another boy who was also wrongly arrested. The phone fell out during his arrest. He didn’t want it to get broken. When he stood up, the officer sprayed his face with pepper spray then proceeded to brutally assault him. These kids were gathered at a local McDonalds after school when police showed up. Lucca broke no laws. Was unarmed. Non-violent. Police then charged HIM with assault on an officer and resisting arrest. Neither, as you can see, are true. These are Broward County Sheriffs Christopher Krickovich & Sgt. Greg LaCerra. Now ask yourself why this unarmed nonviolent Black boy was brutally assaulted and the white men who shot up schools, churches, and movie theaters, slaughtering men, women, and children, were arrested without a single scratch. You know the answer. #justiceforlucca
NBC News reports that Krickovich has been reassigned to a different department and has yet to be fired.
Krickovich wrote in a report that a “15-year-old boy in a red tank top approached the deputies while they were arresting another boy on a trespassing charge” before he “took an aggressive stance” toward LaCerra, another officer on the scene by “blading his body and clenching his fists. He added that the boy’s stance made him “fear for his safety.”
“At this point, his left arm was free and next to him, while he placed his arm under his face,” Krickovich’s report said. “I struck the male in the right side of his head with a closed fist as a distractionary technique to free his right hand.”
NBC reports that he’s been assigned to administrative assignment and must forfeit his county-issued weapons. He’s also reportedly prohibited from entering any sheriff’s facility outside of his own without the approval of internal affairs.
Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen’s released a statement calling the incident “outrageous and unacceptable” and asking that the Deputy be fired.