A video of police in Washington, D.C., detaining a black teen at an ATM has sparked protests and outrage on social media.
Video of Jason Goolsby, 18, screaming in pain as officers tell him to “stop resisting” was taken Monday by a friend, Michael Brown, a high school senior. The video (which you can watch above) ends with police also detaining Brown. The teens were later released without charges.
But the video spread quickly on social media, and led to protests on Tuesday, according to the Washington Post.
According to the newspaper, Goolsby was outside the Citibank near Eastern Market on Capitol Hill with two friends. He said he was going to take money from the ATM, and held a door open for a woman with a stroller. Moments later, he said police ran toward him, and one almost hit him. He ran and was caught by police three blocks later, according to the Washington Post.
That is where the video starts, with him yelling, police telling him to stop resisting, and his friend saying “he didn’t do anything.”
Police told Goolsby, a college student, that they had been suspected of casing the ATM for a possible robbery, the Post reports. A 911 caller reported suspicious youths loitering outside the 911. The caller told police she was fearful of being robbed and said the teens made her “uncomfortable.”
The D.C. police told the Post they are investigating the actions of the officers.
According to WUSA-TV, protesters on Tuesday called for #JusticeforJason.
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