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Offbeat Police investigate arrest of black teen at Philadelphia Zoo

19:26  09 july  2018
19:26  09 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Video of black teen arrested for selling water without a permit. The incident began when a zoo security officer flagged down Philadelphia police to report a group of boys selling water bottles outside the zoo .

Police are reportedly launching an investigation into whether or not police used excessive force while arresting a teenage Black male in Philadelphia . The 14-year-old boy who was unarmed was allegedly collecting money outside of the Philadelphia Zoo when police were called and the boy was taken

a close up of a device: philly zoo arrest Viral Video Shows Police Arresting Teen Selling Water At Philadelphia Zoo © Provided by Local News RSS EN-US philly zoo arrest Viral Video Shows Police Arresting Teen Selling Water At Philadelphia Zoo PHILADELPHIA — Police in Philadelphia have launched an internal investigation into the arrest of a black teen at the Philadelphia Zoo.

Cellphone video posted on social media shows police struggling with the 14-year-old on the ground Thursday, as a group of young boys and some adults yell for them to stop.

A spokeswoman for the zoo says police were flagged down by a public safety officer who'd been trying to disperse the group for soliciting money from patrons.

Dana Lombardo says the group has caused problems before, including throwing rocks and harassing a female public safety officer.

She says it's policy to ask anyone engaged in commercial or aggressive behavior to leave.

The teen and an adult were cited for disorderly conduct.

After community complaints, police are looking into whether the officers' actions were appropriate.

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