Investigation after cops assault teen at mall

Nassau, BAHAMAS- An investigation is underway after police officers assigned to the Mall at Marathon were filmed manhandling and hitting a student.

The incident happened on Friday.

Caught on camera: cops assault teen

In the now-viral video, two police officers on patrol in a golf cart ordering the teen to “go home and find the bus stop.”

An officer takes offense to the child’s response, and asks, “Who you think you talking to?”

Both officers grabbed the boy while one of them hits him with a cane as they drag him to the golf cart.

In December 2021, the government settled a lawsuit after two police officers assaulted a student at a BAISS track meet.

That incident was also caught on video. In the video, Constable 4016 Cumberbatch orders the boy to walk over a barricade. But Cumberbatch shoved the boy as he complied, causing him to stumble.

Then Cumberbatch and Constable Barry Brown grab the boy’s shirt and handcuff him.

The Attorney General’s initially contested the suit. However, they agreed to settle after a two-day trial before Justice Diane Stewart.

The teen received $26,000 in damages and his lawyer, Christina Galanos, was awarded $20,000 in legal costs.

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