A video flowing on social networks is drawing issue from the neighborhood after a policeman and a kid appear to have a physical interaction in Gravenhurst.
The video, stemming from Instagram, was published to the “What’s Happening In Gravenhurst” Facebook group Monday, April 19.
In what seems the skate park at the Gravenhurst YMCA, video footage supposedly shot Sunday, April 18 programs around 5 or 6 youth of any ages utilizing the park’s centers.
The voice of a kid death by the individual who shot the video can be heard stating, “They’re asking for ID’s.”
The frame then broadens and in the range, 2 uniformed law enforcement officers show up, one with their hand on a scooter that appears to come from among the youth, who is basing on it.
“Do not touch me,” somebody states as the video illustrates the kid on the scooter falling powerfully to the ground.
Other voices that seem youth in the park can be heard stating, “What are you doing? He’s 12 years old.”
The officer is then heard stating, “he’s failing to identify” and after that can be heard stating, “if anyone else does, you guys, this behaviour is unacceptable.”
Multiple voices are then heard stating they are trying to leave the park as the 2nd officer pulls the kid that struck the ground a couple of feet away to consult with them.
Then a voice can be heard stating, “Wait, what’s your badge number real quick though?”
A representative with Central Region OPP stated it understands the occurrence and is examining.
In a press release provided Sunday, April 18 from OPP head office in Orillia, authorities stated they would concentrate on imposing brand-new COVID-19 steps at organizations and dining establishments or where there are big events and “will not arbitrarily stop an individual or a vehicle.”
Skate parks were noted as one of the entertainment locations bought nearby the provincial federal government.
Note: This post was customized at 4:55 p.m. on April 19 to consist of a remark from OPP.
Note: This story has actually been become describe the kid in the occurrence as a kid as this paper has actually validated his age to be 12.