NJ governor ‘deeply disturbed’ by video showing Black teen handcuffed, pinned by police
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) said on Wednesday he was “deeply disturbed” by a video that shows police officers arresting a Black teen but not a Latino teen when breaking up a fight between two boys.
The video shows police officers in Bridgewater, N.J., responding to a fight at a mall, according to WPIX. A white male officer tackles the Black teen to the ground and handcuffs him, while a white female officer sits the Latino teen down as her partner makes the arrest.
“Although an investigation is still gathering the facts about this incident, I’m deeply disturbed by what appears to be racially disparate treatment in this video,” Murphy tweeted on Wednesday. “We’re committed to increasing trust between law enforcement and the people they serve.”
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