Police Brutality: Santa Ana Cop Puts Crying Boy in Chokehold "Stop Speaking Spanish!"

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A Santa Ana, California School Police Department officer is under fire after being filmed placing a young boy in a choke hold on Tuesday, April 8.

The video was shot by witness Elvia Fernández. When she arrives on the scene the unidentified cop is on top of the boy who is crying. The cop tells him to stop fighting him. The kid replies, "I'm not fighting you!"

A male witness tells the officer, "You're choking a little kid. He's not fighting you, are you crazy? Are you crazy? Because you're choking him, man!"

Fernández tries to calm the boy down by speaking to him in Spanish, telling him, "No te muevas", "Relájate", and "Aquí estamos nosotros"--"Don't move", "Relax," and "We're here."
The cop responds by telling her to stop speaking in Spanish.
The OC Weekly reports that the kid was being arrested for tagging at Adams Park. Fernández told The OC that the boy appeared to be around 10-years old.

The school police department is currently investigating the incident.

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2014/04/santa_ana_school_police.php