“The bald LAPD officer wears a plaid shirt and sunglasses. He appears to be grabbing the front of the boy’s black hoodie as several of the gathered teens say “Let him go.”
An older man with a long beard and a crutch says “Hey, Kevin,” at one point, apparently addressing the officer. Later in the video, the man apparently calls 911 to report the gunfire, saying the off-duty officer is his son.
In the video, as the sweatshirt-wearing teen and the off-duty officer struggle, the teen seems to taunt the officer, saying, “He tried to hit me in my nuts. That’s like a little pussy move, punch a kid in the nuts.”
The audio is difficult to understand, but the officer appears to say, “Because you’ve been resisting this whole time.”
“No, I wasn’t. You tackled me first. I didn’t do anything to hurt you,” the teen says. “All I said was, ‘Respect the girl,’ because you said, ‘Get out of my property.’”
The officer responds that the teen had said he was going to shoot him, and the teen denies that, saying, “I didn’t say that. Why you lying? I said, ‘I’m going to sue you.’”
Then the pair tell each other to “get your hands off me.”
“I’m only like 13,” the teen says.”
“Hundreds of protesters descended on the home of a Los Angeles police officer Wednesday after video surfaced of the off-duty cop apparently firing a gun during a scuffle with a 13-year-old that erupted after the teenager and friends allegedly walked on his lawn.
The teenager was not hit by gunfire, but his grandmother Jennifer Dorscht told NBC News he sustained “a lot of bruises” during Tuesday’s altercation in Anaheim. No one else was injured.”
IMAGE SOURCE: Joshua Sudock The Orange County Register-AP