DC Councilmember Outraged After Police Handcuff Black Teens for Selling Bottled Water

Published On June 28, 2017 | By Thaii Beard | Black News, The latest posts

On June 22, 2017 three black teens, all between the ages of 16 and 17, were handcuffed and detained by three plainclothes police officers for selling bottled water without a license on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Images of the handcuffed teens made their rounds on social media and sparked national outrage who saw the move as excessive and ,maybe, racially motivated. Officers stated that they placed them in handcuffs, “for the safety of the officers and the individuals.”

DC Councilmember Charles Allen wrote a strongly worded letter to Police Chief Robert MacLean condemning the officers’ actions.

Find out what he had to say in the clip below. Be sure to leave a comment!

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