The video of the meeting spread in social media and accused of excessive violence. On Monday, when the video was alleged, the police from Athens-Clarke released the officer's camera shots and an explanation of the incident.
The woman who posted the original video on Facebook did not return CNN's emails or Facebook messages trying to reach her. Her video led to allegations of racial bias because the officer knows and the boy is black. But the body-camera shots provide additional context: the raw emotional response of a child watching the arrest of a parent.
Officers were sent to a home in Athens around 6:30 pm. on Friday in response to allegations of domestic violence, according to a police report.
The officer's body camera shots begin with the suspect being handcuffed. The boy, identified by the police as the suspect's ten-year-old son, runs screaming and crying in the frame.
The boy approaches the officer and a woman pulls him away. "Chill out," the man yells at his son. But the boy is getting more restless.
"Why? Why?" The boy is screaming. "He did not shoot anyone."
When the officers lead the man to the patrol car, the boy runs toward them. According to the police, the child lunged at one of the officers.
"Our officer caught the child in the midst of the air, and the momentum of the launching child caused both of them to land on the patrol car." The child continued to be emotionally disturbed and continued with the outbreak at which time Officer has laid him on the ground, "it says in the statement.
"On the ground, the officer continued to de-escalate the situation, assuring the child that he was not arrested and that he would let him go if he stayed calm."
The Spectator's Perspective
The 1:28 video, which will be posted on Facebook on Sunday night, will begin about three minutes in the body camera shots.
It begins with a shot of an officer holding the boy down on his stomach. He holds the boy by his arms – one behind his back and the other on the grass. Another officer crouches to the side, his hand on the boy's shoulder.
The boy apologizes when the officer asks if he understands. The screams of the adults in front of the camera drown out the conversation.
"How are you doing such a kid?" One of the adults is shouting in the Facebook video.
About 40 seconds after the video, the child is on the floor.
& # 39; When you come out, Daddy? & # 39;
The camera image of the camera captures the words exchanged between the officer and the police child.
"Stop resisting, stop resisting," the officer yells as he wrestles with the boy and takes off his handcuffs.
"Sorry, sorry," the boy shouts. "I do not want to go to jail."
The official assures him that he will not go to jail when he calms down. "You understand?" the officer says. "You do not meet a policeman."
The boy apologizes and the officer lets the boy get up. Still desperate, the child asks if he can take his father's phone from him. He wants to know what his father did. "He did not do anything," he sobbed.
Before the patrol car leaves, the officer grants the boy the wish. He rolls down the window and lets the boy reach into the car. He picks up his father's phone and promises to call someone who can save him. Then he knocks on his head and weeps.
"When you come out, Daddy?" he howls. "I love you."