A Spanish police officer sparked on-line outrage after being filmed urgent on a fourteen-year-old boy’s neck together with his knee to restrain him, allegedly as a result of {the teenager} was not sporting a facemask correctly.

The incident was caught on digital camera by onlookers within the Northern city of Miranda de Ebro on Wednesday. Within the footage, locals might be seen gathering across the policeman, protesting the therapy of the boy. One particular person is even seen attempting to drag the officer away.

Authorities insist that the video was taken “out of context,” alleging that {the teenager} attacked the officer earlier than the digital camera began rolling. “[The footage] is putting however the response was ample and proportional to what occurred,”mentioned town’s safety councilman Pablo Gomez.

He additional added that the boy tried to assault the policeman with a series, after being requested to straighten out his masks, so it correctly lined his mouth and nostril. “Earlier than making a judgment individuals have to know the complete model of occasions.”

The fourteen-year-old’s household have confirmed that the boy was sporting the masks round his neck when police approached him. The officer is reportedly on sick depart with a cheek harm sustained in the course of the arrest.

As of proper now, it’s unclear what penalties await the boy.

On-line commenters known as the incident an occasion of extreme use of power and police brutality. The social media person who uploaded the video to Twitter lamented the scenario, writing, “this isn’t america,” referring to the loss of life of George Floyd.

Floyd was an African-American man who died in Minneapolis police custody, after an officer pressed on his neck with a knee for nearly 9 minutes. The incident, which occurred in Might, sparked worldwide outrage and birthed a wave of citizen scrutiny over the police’s use of power.

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