Handcuffed 12-Year-Old Seems to Struggle to Breathe After Sacramento Officers Place Bag Over His Head

Atlanta Blackstar - 05-22


The Sacramento Police Department is facing new scrutiny after video of officers arresting a 12-year-old Black boy and placing a bag over his head. Video shared by Black Lives Matter Sacramento shows the moment police restrained the child, who activists say stands 4 feet 10 inches tall and weighs less than 100 pounds, according to the San Francisco Bay View. People who witnessed the incident said officers placed a bag over his head in an effort to “shut him up.”