An Orlando police officer has been suspended after body camera footage showed him kick a 13-year-old suspect in the chest.
Officer Neal Chase was ordered to serve a two-day suspension earlier this year after an internal review of the incident.
Chase is part of the department’s K-9 unit and was part of a group of officers looking into a series of car burglaries in late May of last year.
The officers confronted the 13-year-old, and someone else allegedly involved, and the two ran.
The officer went after the 13-year-old and commanded him to stop running. The boy, eventually, listened, investigators said. He knelt down and emptied his pockets.
The officer said he wanted the boy “all the way down” and that he didn’t comply, so he kicked him.
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