San Antonio, TX — A video uploaded to Facebook of an incident Saturday night has a family and community members crying foul as it shows multiple San Antonio police officers manhandle and allegedly hit a 14-year-old girl.

The brief video was taken by a bystander during an alleged altercation between two males at a teenager’s quinceañera, the Latin American celebration of a girl turning 15-years-old.

The 14-year-old victim and her mother attended the quinceañera and were in the parking lot leaving when police showed up.

Although the video is brief, it shows several officers grab her while one appears to strike her in the face. All the while, the young girl’s mother watches in horror as her daughter is assaulted and kidnapped by SAPD.

The 14-year-old girl was arrested and brought to the Bexar County Juvenile Detention Center on a criminal charge of assaulting a public servant. She was held for two nights until being released Monday afternoon.

As MySA reports, Artessia House, one of the girl’s lawyers, said her client, an honor-roll student with no history of violence, did not assault the officer. House said one officer can be seen in the video “clear as day” striking the girl.


Monday night, after the video began to gain traction online, Police Chief William McManus issued a statement, saying, “Per SAPD policy, the events leading up to the arrest of the juvenile for assaulting a public official is being investigated to ensure compliance with Department policies.”

As the video begins, the officers appear to be talking to the girl’s mother. All of the sudden we hear someone, allegedly the 14-year-old, say, “Don’t talk to her like that.”

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At this point, all hell breaks loose.

Officers then surrounded the girl in the purple dress as more rush over. At one point, at least one officer appears to strike the girl. The tussle then moves behind a vehicle out of the view of the camera.

“No! No! No! No!” the mother cries, as officers hold her back from her daughter. “Let her go!”

Although the young girl is taken out of view of the camera, we can still hear her cries for help in the video.

“Help! Mamma!” the girl screams as she is taken away.

As MySA reports, the department’s policy states that an officer can use physical force or an intermediate weapon if a suspect is actively being resistant. It goes on: “If circumstances allow, officers should attempt to de-escalate tense situations through ‘advisements, warnings, verbal persuasion, and other tactics’ to reduce the need for force.”

It appears that no de-escalation techniques or advisements were used in this video, only instant violence.

Monday night, a group of activists attended the court hearing, decrying the officers’ actions. Taj Matthews, executive director of the Claude & ZerNona Black Development Leadership Foundation, said he wants to know how the investigation will be handled, according to MySA.

“There’s no way you can justify this officer hitting this girl in the face,” he said.

The SAPD are supposed to have body cameras, however, no such video had been released.

SAPD cops have a terrible track record when it comes to corruption and abuse.

For those that don’t recall, the SAPD became famous last year after their officer, Matthew Lockhurst was fired for defecating on a piece of bread and offering it to a homeless person.

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Previously, the Free Thought Project brought you the story of SAPD officer Serena Botello whose GPS was also used to show her negligence, exposing the fact that she had refused to do her job, not once, not 5 times, not 15 times, but 23 times in just a two-month period.

One of these 23 incidents was even caught on Botello’s dashcam as well. She was seen driving away from a shooting in which she could have possibly saved the victim’s life.

Also, a former SAPD officer was sentenced to 18 months in jail for gruesomely stabbing and shooting his family’s dog.

Also, it was the SAPD who brutally beat a 16-year-old boy because they smelled marijuana.

Yet again, it was 2 SAPD officers who brutally beat a 70-year-old man because they thought he was drunk. He was actually having a diabetic attack.

These are just the tip of the iceberg. For a full rap sheet on SAPD corruption, you can visit this link, here.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.
  • Damiana

    I suspect the body-cam footage is damning as hell and will NOT be released without a fight! Basically, it looks like these cops just attacked her out of nowhere for being “mouthy.”

  • Fred Ziffel

    Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual. ~ Thomas Jefferson

  • Ed

    God Bless the mothers of these cops. I’m sure they are saddened by these outrageous actions!

  • Guy

    As outrageous as it is for a cop to assault a little girl like that. It’s gotta be something more than just dumb as grass cop policy, that accounts for the weird behaviors from the SAPD !

    I mean come on folks ! Don’t cha find it to be a little strange that all this can be coming from just one PD !? Perhaps you are okay with ca-ca sandwiches, beatings of old guys having diabetic attacks, 23 X’s I forgot I was a cop, so no stop’s,stabbing the family dog, and probably a lot more we don’t know about, or even want to, because we don’t believe it, if we did !

    I think it would be a good time to call in the Fed’s or Military, to start a investigation ! To see for themselves, if these guy’s have been taken over by Space Aliens, possibly be possessed by Demons, or Voodoo Magic ! Or it could be as simple as, to much inbreeding of close family relationships like sister & brother types. Or just maybe !? it’s the radioactive water ! They have been drinking, that accounts for it !? I know that Texas is a sort of weird enough place as it is, and strange stuff goes on all the time, sort of like a *Bermuda Triangle* In A Desert* But even for them, and their strange ways down there ! This is a little too much, don’t ya think ?

    • Jake A Land

      As a Texan I have to stand up for my state and say not all people are bad here. IDK what’s going on in San Antonio with the police officers. That is one place in a big state. There are lots of good people here including law enforcement officers.

      • Guy

        Everything is Big In Texas Right ! Big Cops, Big Egos, Bigger Cops, with Bigger Guns & Egos and way bigger problems with the strange as hell Pd in San Antonio Tx. Who seems to be off the chart and leading the pack, for cops who manage to fuck up, not just some of the time, but all the time, is all I’am saying. It’s got to be the *Fish Sauce Used In Their Tacos* that is the cause ! Someone ought to check it out, send specimens into a lab for analysis, run a few test, then maybe they can get to the bottom of it, of what’s going on ! Strange Indeed !

      • Gordon Klock

        I’ve known Texans of all types, both good, & bad, it’s really just another ‘place’ like Denmark, Kyushu, or Ontario, but Guy has a point, San Antonio PD, has way too many strange, stupid, & spooky, stories recently, really makes me wonder if something larger has gone horribly wrong there, like a secret ‘club’ of stupid, nutty cops, &/or “something in the water”……

        • Gordon Klock

          Come to think of it, there are probably a lot of places, that have secret, ‘crazy cop clubs’…

          • Guy

            You got that right ! Thouse ass holes are probably holding their meetings im my own town, Right Now !

            I just find it weird that back in the 50’s and 60’s, Nobody ever even heard of a cop putting their hands on a little girl of 14 yrs old, except down south, and everybody know’s why they did there ! Lot of thouse cops in Alabama and Little Rock were riding around in *White Robe’s* being good ol Democrats protecting shit from uppity people wanting to ride busses and getting in schools. Taking a good god fearing man like Dr.King to straighten em out, finally !

            But now it’s different ! Cob’s beat kids as fast as they can blink and think nothing of it, *Saying It’s Just My Job*!!! So they don’t respect nothing and nobody anymore !. Howz that allowed to happen !?

        • Jake A Land

          Maybe need to drug test em. Roid Rage Hell IDK. I’ve never been down there. Don’t plan on it either. Keep their crazy cop clubs away from me. Every one’s on a weird power trip, who think that they have the authority to do shit. They are told that they do and they wear a uniform and go to school drive fancy cars ect. ect. There are good ones and bad ones. Just like people with different occupations.

  • paul crosley

    Time to find out where the cop lives and…..