WAUWATOSA, WISCONSIN — The arrest of a 17-year-old in Wisconsin has sparked public outcry for how the responding officer handled the arrest.
According to WDJT-TV, Wauwatosa police responded to a call from Mayfair Mall regarding five men "acting disorderly and causing a disturbance" around 4:30 p.m.
Police reportedly spoke with the men in the parking lot about the reported incident.
And here's the part that was caught on video, one cop while trying to arrest a kid, then he suddenly punched him right in his face and later pinned him down to arrest him.
The police said the video only shows a small segment of the entire event, supposedly there's another video showing the officer who you just saw punching the kid, trying talk to him but the kid allegedly refused then began to fighting with the officer, which led to the arrest.
The next day, members of the Black Panthers of Milwaukee went to the police department to ask for the officer to be fired. The group is also calling for the mall cop to be fired and a boycott of the shopping center.
In a response to the incident, the group said the kid did not deserve to be pinned down and punched in the face, regardless of whether he was causing a disturbance.
Police said the 17-year-old was arrested for disorderly conduct, battery, and resisting an officer, he has since been released from custody.