10-year-old Boy Gets Restrained After He Lunges at Police Officer

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After a video of two officers restraining a 10-year-old boy in Athens went viral over the weekend, police explained the circumstances of the incident Monday afternoon and released body camera footage. The incident happened Friday as officers responded to a domestic violence call in the 300 block of Sartain Drive. After a man, identified in the police report as Jawoski Mandell Collins, was placed in custody, “the suspect’s 10-year-old child became extremely emotionally distraught,” Athens-Clarke County police spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez said in a statement. As an officer walked the suspect to his patrol car, the child attempted to block his path and had to be removed and restrained by adult family members, police said. “As the suspect was being placed in the back of the patrol car, the video clearly shows the child run past family members and again ran towards our officer and lunged at one of the officers,” Rodriguez said. “Our officer caught the child in midair and the momentum of the child launching himself caused the both of them to land on the patrol car.” The child continued with the outburst, at which time the officer placed him on the ground, according to the statement. The officer told the child he was not under arrest and that he would let him up if he would remain calm.

The officer allowed the child to get up when he felt he had calmed down, police said. The video shows that both officers held the boy down at one point and had a pair of handcuffs out. However, the boy was never handcuffed. “Our officer began to console the child and helped him to understand what was happening to his father,” Rodriguez said. “The child asked to speak with his father and was allowed to do so by our officers.” The video was posted by a woman who said she was a relative of the boy. In the domestic violence call, officers arrested Collins on charges of aggravated assault and false imprisonment, according to the incident report. The woman who contacted authorities said she went to see Collins to borrow money, police said. When he asked her to spend some time with him, she said she needed to go back to her children. Police said he then became upset and placed her in what she said was a choke hold. Police Chief Scott Freeman ordered an internal investigation, but the officers were not placed on administrative leave. The body cam video was reviewed before release by the county attorney because it involved a juvenile, police said.

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28 thoughts on “10-year-old Boy Gets Restrained After He Lunges at Police Officer

  1. Dont play the race card on this one. He has to be taught. That child should be taken from them immediately. They are teaching him how to get himself killed. What a shame. Hes just mocking what he sees. They're lucky that cop had patience. A lesson for the kid and his parents. That mother should be ashamed of herself for her behavior.

  2. The Police are doing their Job. But, I am highly touched by the love this kid has for his dad. I send this kid a BIG HUG God bless you kid, and your lovely family 👪

  3. All I see is a trashy family who knows nothing about how to discipline, or instill any kind of values into their children.

  4. I disagree with most opinions In the comments section. Yeah he assaulted an officer, but he's like 9-10 He's not even old enough to go to a real jail

  5. I imagine the kindness and ruthlessness of this officer quickly did a 180 for this child's life. He'll grow up respecting all.

  6. From attacking psycho kid to “I’m sorry sir please don’t send me to jail”😢 in 5 seconds flat. Folks… Police Officers are not there to parent your kids, that’s your job?!? 👉🏻

  7. Kid has to learn a lesson too, I don’t care if they’re 3, they need to learn not to mess with the police, especially if you’re a minority

  8. SMH I would love to have follow up with some of these videos. Like where are they now. Would love to know how this kid turns out.

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