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Cleveland, OH — A mother has filed a lawsuit after a Lakewood officer was caught on video brutally assaulting her child for no apparent reason. The entire incident, according to the lawsuit was over her wearing headphones.

Sabrina Robinson filed a lawsuit this week, alleging that officer Kevin Jones with the Lakewood police department violated her daughter’s civil rights when he grabbed her for no reason, put her in a headlock and smashed her face into the book cart on the way out, slamming her down and leaving her bleeding out on the concrete steps of the library.

As Cleveland.com reports, the lawsuit, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, also alleges that the city of Lakewood failed to train its officers how to treat children with dignity and respect, and that Jones and other officers failed to provide medical care to the girl as she lay bleeding on the front steps of the library.

“As parents, we expect that our children will be safe at a public library and that library employees will protect them from violence, not attack them,” the family’s attorney, Subodh Chandra, said in a news release.

According to the complaint, the 17-year-old girl and her 11-year-old brother are frequent visitors to the library.

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The girl was listening to music on her cellphone, using her headphones, when Officer Jones approached her to turn it down, according to the lawsuit.

At this point, the girl got up and moved to a chair by her little brother and started watching videos on her laptop — through her headphones — this time, sharing one headphone with her brother.

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Jones, who seemingly had it out for the girl, then approached her again and demanded she take her feet off the chair in front of her. The girl immediately complied. The video then shows Jones continue to harass the 17-year-old from across the room until he walked back to her, stood over the top of her, and demanded she leave the library.

According to the lawsuit and the video, when the girl stood up, Jones wouldn’t move out of the way to let the girl leave. Even when she said, “excuse me,” the abusive officer continued to intimidate and block her from leaving.

With no justification, Jones then grabs the girl by the neck and hurls her toward the front of the library. A little boy in the video becomes clearly frightened and runs away as the officer almost plows the girl directly into him.

As we can see in the video, and according to the lawsuit, after smashing the girl into various obstacles on the way out of the library, the cop then gets her outside and falls on top of her with all his weight. She fell face first with him on top of her, snapping her jaw with the impact.

The cop then left her out on the front steps of the library like an animal as he waited for responding officers to arrive.

Instead of calling for an ambulance to help the clearly injured girl, Jones and the other officers laughed about clocking off early, according to the suit. One of the officers went so far as to tell the poor girl to stop bleeding on the concrete and move to the grass instead.

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After breaking her jaw and laughing at her while she suffered, the girl was finally taken to Cleveland Clinic where she was treated for a broken jaw.

Jones told the girl’s mother, Sabrina Robinson, that her daughter was “mouthing off” to him and refused to leave, according to the lawsuit. However, as the video clearly shows, this is not the case.

The officer was also wearing a body camera which shows the same scenario from his perspective.

The entire scene unfolded in front of the girl’s 11-year-old brother who now, like his sister, is scared to death of returning to the library.

As for Officer Jones, he was found, in an internal investigation, to have used excessive force when dealing with the teen who’d done nothing wrong. The department noted that he should’ve de-escalated the situation rather than immediately assault the girl as seen in the video.

Jones was found in violation of the department’s use of force policy, yet he still remains on the force, according to the lawsuit.

For more evidence that policing in America is getting increasingly violent, take a scroll through our archives, here. 

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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.
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  • Damiana

    Nice job, Officer Oinksalot! Seriously, now these kids will be able to afford their own library. The fact that he still has his job after this is just sickening, though. Maybe this should be one of those lawsuits where he’s named personal and has to pay a big chunk of it out of his ass pocket. Not all, though – these kids are OWED due compensation for this, and will get little more from this assclown than turned-out pockets and a shrug.

    The money they’re owed can come from the city, but adding his name to it puts the burden of a judgment over his every financial move.

    • G’ma G

      My dear Damiana I am sorry to report the system has already been rigged against this child and family. She will absolutely get a jury to side with her and grant a huge judgment in her favor…but, she will not see justice. Here’s how it plays out. In a Civil rights suit (in federal court which most states pattern after) the officer will not pay nor will the city. Since there is no city police policy authorizing his actions the city is not liable for his “private” acts. The only good thing in this is that more and more governments are catching on to this which is why we are starting to finally see police departments “finding” officers not following policy.
      This is a simplification. They will go through language gyrations to show the officer is immune–thanks to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling cops can maim us without warrant and are immune from any real repercussions and leave it up to the girl and family to appeal and appeal and appeal to no end given the Supremes’ treason.

      • Kanika Baker

        Wow. You said the truth. I hope it goes differently.

      • Damiana

        Pardon me if I sincerely hope that you’re wrong and I’m right – I think deep down, you actually hope so too. I predict the city will throw an impressive-looking number at the family, complete with a nice tight gag order to prevent further embarrassment and future lawsuits. Once the attorney’s fees and medical bills are settled, I expect they’ll have about a hundred thousand left… just enough to buy both kids a good education, which is what I hope they’ll do!

        • G’ma G

          I do hope with you and always appreciate your vision.

    • Zackknowitall

      This is what happens when low IQ people are able to become cops.

      I’ve been saying for years cops are willing to be violent and even kill for any rule or law no matter how small.

  • David Daisy May Boldock

    Libraries. Such wonderful places of learning. So what is a thick as pig shit cop doing in one. Nothing but a bloated bully boy and i hope her mother milks it for all it’s worth. Kerching.

    • Liz O’neill

      he was probably jealous, that the children could read books that actually had words in them, I hope the family are suing him personally.

      • David Daisy May Boldock

        Me too lass, and i agree, his limit is likely the Cat-Sat-On-The-Mat format. 🙂

    • Pierre Montsion

      the fact that this psychotic cop is walking about is beyond disturbing at best

  • IceTrey

    Policing is getting more violent? It’s always been this violent it’s just that now there are cameras everywhere.

  • jonn

    “Mouthing off”………is that a misdemeanor or a felony? Please point to the Statute that refers to mouthing off as a crime.

    Just another fat assed uniformed chimp with a serious “dickie-do” syndrome.

    • andrea

      Let’s do a thought experiment: we don’t hire these guys anymore. They aren’t fit for a pubic salary.

      Who becomes the biggest problem in society? THEM.

  • cmntr

    why was it silent until the person started screaming? We don’t know if the person was back talking and being belligerent to the cop. Obviously someyhing has been left out of this story. Not taking up for the cop either, just show the whole story, if you are going to show it.

    • tom browne

      the police deleted the sound because it shows the cop is lying.

    • Tamra Louviere

      What difference does it make what she said? I don’t give a crap what she said…that is ZERO EXCUSE for his behavior! GTHOOH with that bs.

    • Guy

      You should be able to call a cop every name in the book, including what you think of his or her mother, aunt, uncles and cousins as well. They are conditioned to handle it. No excuse for this cop thug to behave any way towards this teenager, except with coolness and tolerance.

    • PJ London

      Tell me, how do you use a keyboard with that blue thing down your throat? How can you see anything past their bellies?
      Oh I get it, you are using your butt for the cop, which leaves your hands free.

    • Damiana

      Anyone who wants to know the “whole story” after seeing a cop brutalize a child absolutely IS “taking up for the cop.” You’re basically begging someone to give you an excuse to say that this is OK. Fuck you!

  • Gordon Klock

    Is it possible that the officer was sexually attracted to her in a big way, waxing into a state of resentful, violent, jealousy, & the only reason I even wonder this, is that he asked her to leave, then blocked her from leaving, picking trouble like that, it almost seems like he secretly wanted to rape her…
    & telling a teenage girl to “stop bleeding” after breaking her jaw, is downright sick….

    • Guy

      Something happens to the human brain Gordon, after the badage goes on the shirt.

      Absolute truth to this, because I had friends that were cops, and they all told me the same thing. That it was like a feeling of infusement of power, similar to an adrenalin rush, or a junkie with his morning high. They sort of became invincible, and almost godlike, in there absolute conviction of superiority, and moral authority over the average Joe Smuck.

      The feelings may wear off in time, but never the attitudes. That is why you see this cop coming back on her, and standing so close imposing of his will over her, by his dominance of presence. Yes, it could be considered sexiual. As in sexiual domination of a captured femail, that dates back millennium, to the human condition of Man’s superior attitudes over the female of our species. Guy’s like this, are dangerous to be around any time, and usually a bomb ready to go off. But the police force loves em, and are considered to be, *Good Cops* by them.

      • RainyKnight

        It’s interesting they receive a feeling of superiority when many of us know that a person with an above average IQ won’t be accepted in the police force. If you are too intelligent it is assumed you won’t be a good fit.

        • Guy

          No you are wrong. Those of them that show an aptitude, they make into the Chief ! Not necessary of higher IQ over the rest, well maybe just a little more than the usual requirement of 5+1=6. Chiefs get a whole rating all for themselves, and a 10 is to be considered remarkable, anything more becoming Superintendents.

    • Debbie Lewis

      I wondered if that was the officers hand on her chest. I was not sure, but it bothered me. The other children in the library probably will not return either.

      • Debbie Lewis

        Yes! It was the officers hand that was put across her breasts in the beginning of the assault. The assault began with inappropriate sexual contact.

  • Gaylen Anderson

    He was only trying to cop a feel and get out some of his frustrations on young underage girls.

  • Ʈ♓ΞƳ L¡Ѵ∈ 。。 { ఠ ͟ಠ) ⌐●-●

    Search: US Court says it’s okay for Police Departments to refuse to hire someone who is too smart
    Search: Supreme Court Rules Cops Can Escalate and Provoke Conflicts With Impunity
    Search: State Lowers the Bar for Cops, Police No Longer Required to Graduate from High School

    For every psycho rotten to the core bad-apple criminal cop out there raping, robbing, abusing, and killing the innocent, there are at least a dozen so-called good cops who watched it all go down and did absolutely nothing to stop any of it.

    • canucanoe2

      You forgot the SCOTUS ruling that says cops
      have no obligation to protect citizens. They only have an obligation to enforce the law.

    • Wendy Colby

      Are they then really “good” cops? I am tired,so very tired of seeing police in more and more places they don’t belong.Schools, libraries,harassing anyone they feel like because they are trying to create revenue and fill up their slave work cages . I can’t do anything but complain to government officials, vote and voice my opinion but it isn’t doing a damn thing.I wish there were someone who could actually do something about this.

      • PJ London

        Wendy, that is why there is a 2cnd amendment.
        Article 10 of the New Hampshire constitution’s Bill of Rights:
        “Whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government. The doctrine of nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd, slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind. ”

      • Joseph Slabaugh

        Adam Kokesh. Read his book, and he is running for not President.

    • andrea

      This is why I’m starting to openly question whether we need the profession.

      Seems like a sinecure for abusive sociopaths I don’t think we are required to find a function for them. Plenty of shit to be shoveled.

  • Domina Elle

    Didn’t that BLACK cop say “you think you have so much power” or something like that to the girl?

    Racism isn’t the problem with cops. Hopefully more people are going to figure this out and FINALLY maybe something can change. As long as the problem is framed as being rooted in racism I don’t have much hope for that.

    • Guy

      There is a lot of truth in what you imply.

    • WeAreYourGods

      So that’s wrong on it’s face, plenty of racist cops to go around. Also plenty of self-hating black cops eager to show how much of a team player they are for the other blue bullies on the squad. Maybe you’ll experience police abuse yourself, and then you’ll see it’s not about “framing”, it’s about reality. Reasons for police abuse cover the entire spectrum of motivations for a weak minded person.

  • TOPDOG1

    Jails and prisons are packed with victims of the police who have have been attacked and beaten, then locked away for many years just to cover the crimes of the police.

  • Cancer1951

    he had to show her who was in charge…..punk ass bitch! and they wonder why police are being shot at????

  • Babi Chellz S Fly

    His fats ass wanted to do this shit he is a cowrad in every sense of the word

  • palvadore

    The mom is fortunate the cop didn’t drag the girl in the broom closet and rape her.

    • Damiana

      Why does that make her MOTHER fortunate instead of her?

    • andrea

      In a just society, this cop would be fortunate the mother didn’t have him confined to a concrete box for 30 years.

      • palvadore

        In a just society, he’d be taken behind the woodshed. 100 years ago he’d been tar-and-feathered!

    • andrea

      I frankly think the entire profession is becoming cancerous and we might want to consider that we do not need to hire people to run around brutalizing our kids for no fucking reason anymore.
      I am struggling with what else they do.

  • John C Carleton

    You do understand that when they hire cops, they make sure they are not overly bright. They also hire the bully types which get sexually excited being able to beat, rape, rob, murder people , and be protected from the people by Washington DC.

  • TomKi

    There was no “situation” except for the cop and he should spend 20 years in jail. Preferably with people who he’s beaten up.

  • Algernon Benway

    Not only does this cowardly roidraging scumbag need to be fired, he needs to be euthanized for the safety of the community, like any out of control animal.

  • OneGoodDeed

    Require that all police self insure themselves.

  • Tracey Williams

    So all this happened as cop stated cause,”she got too much mouth”… real men and fathers of the world. Step up! It’s all in the PLANNING!

  • andrea

    This fucking animal should be locked up in a cage with the other hyenas.

    My GOD why are we even pretending this piece of garbage has a right to a career as ANYTHING? He’s an out of control criminal. Forget whether or not you keep his badge: let’s debate whether or not he’s ever allowed to mix outside a prison cell again.

  • John Beatty

    This officer needs to be fired and jailed. Let him mix in with the general population in prison too…. Nice and cozy….

  • Ibcamn

    shit stain nigger cop…terrorists beating children.nothing more,i bet she turned him down when he was hitting on her and now he is getting even beating her and busting her jaw…..seen cops do it before..people,keep cops away from out children,ecspesialy terrorists like this one,beating women for fun and profit,shit stain cop.

    ps…im going to use the ”n” word from now on because negros call us names,turn about is fair game.

    • TFTPMOD

      No, you’re not.

      • Ibcamn

        already did,what you think i would stoop so low as to use the other ”n” word,im not a cop,i wouldn’t stoop to their level….

  • Daniel W. McCullar

    It is not excessive force when there was no legal justification for the interaction. It was criminal, Period!!! The charges that should be levied on this officer are many and should extend to federal charges of Deprivation of Rights While Under Color of Law! BUT until people realize this exists and actually start pursuing these federal charges then nothing will change. And police departments need to begin realizing that cops like this give them a black eye and potentially place all other officers in serious danger when the people get fed up with it and start lashing out.

    • Not pro Israel

      Yes.

  • 100%AntiTrump

    Give me 5 minutes with the punk ass bitch, bullet to the brain.

  • EliWebber

    Big mistake putting cops in these places like schools , at some point in their job they will abuse their so called authority and it happens 99% of the time this cops needs to be humbled by the family and given a good swift kick in the balls when he is down, then hunt down the other asshole cops and humble them too .

  • P. Douglas

    You know what they say: The fastest way to turn a dick into a pussy is to give him a gun and a badge.

  • Monroe Frazier

    Dead man walking.

  • Horace Bynum

    I definitely wud ge revenge on His punk Africanamerican niggercop ass’

  • Sammy Tumminaro

    He must face a ‘firing squad’!

  • Mr.Right&Wrong

    black cops is learning from the white cops simple as that.

    • Kevin L Carlson

      Oh I get it. It’s always the white cops fault. Good thing the black cop catches on quick though!

  • OUR12

    Absolutely no excuse for his behavior. Should be fired, but we all know he won’t be.

  • claate

    Sometimes those earbuds can be VERY loud, especially in a quiet place like a library.

  • Glasheengal

    The woman behind the counter going about her business as if nothing out of the ordinary seen a child get body slammed around the place . Smh

  • I aint gothe nothing to say that hasn’t already been said. We all know that pig is gonna get away with it. I wonder what the point is anymore.

  • Treasured Lights

    Why do Americans just let cops get away with violence? You all have guns don’t you? or at least majority of you do.Can’t you fight back? These cops are thugs. I’m surprised that a Black cop did this. Normally, the videos we see are that of white cops killing or attacking people.

    • G’ma G

      The guys I’ve met who wear guns on their hips are among the biggest wimps on the planet. We have approached both the local militia and Oath Keepers to help us make citizens arrests. In particular, we have 17 notorized affidavits of complaints of unwanted sexual advances and assualts the sherriff will not investigate. When approached both groups told us they did not want to get “politically involved”. Bunch of cowardly sissies who think wearing a gun makes their penis bigger.

  • RainyKnight

    We have to get rid of these bad cops. They need to lose their jobs AND their pensions and be held personally liable for all judgments that result from lawsuits against them.

  • Not pro Israel

    I’m not going to watch this video. The reason why is because my heart hurts so bad for what I see at this point that I reached critical mass inside. I can’t watch police officers beat up children anymore. But these aren’t my kids. But if I had my the Lovett family suffer like this at the hands of a police officer, his days would be short on this Earth. What I don’t understand is why people are so apoplectic and they allow this to happen to their loved ones with no consequences at their hands.

    • Timothy Russell

      He didnt beat her up, he fell on top of her ?

  • Not pro Israel

    These are the same type of Patriots that are beating up Muslim girls on buses and all the other idiotic things that we see everyday.

  • Timothy Russell

    None of us know the real story all you see is a 1 1/2 minute clip. Where’s audio? I’d love to hear their conversation? Of course though i bet she was on her best behavior, just sitting there with her hands in her lap, reading a book, her feet on the floor and not talking any shit to the cop, right? It’s not like he physically punched or hit her, he fell on her trying to get her out while her refusing? I bet if there was actual audio of this would be complete different story??? He’ll get off because they ‘ll say she resisted and caused her own injury. That’s how it always goes!

  • Jim Cole

    The Liberian secretly called the cops on that young black girl for no reason but being low key racist and these white racist sobs seem to know the right cop to call (connections) that cop is a self hating cop just like the sob Trump promoted. My Black people we have to get smarter, we have to figure this shit out and avoid it, we are a constantly targeted simply because are skin is brown.. I know, it is sick the way these racist white people minds function….we can not walk down the street, walk out our house for fresh air, sit at a lib because white people think it funny to call the cops and lie on us, getting us killed etc and we all know what happens if a black call a cop on a white person for harassment smdh, the cop questions the white person first and turn around and arrest the black victim.

  • Dan Wareham

    Without the audio, I am not going to make any comments one way or the other.. I don’t trust anyone to be telling the truth as to what happened or who said what.

  • Pierre Montsion

    This “cop” should spend life in jail. No parole. Other officers should get 10 years….
    or do nothing and watch the US population continue to get more aggressive with cops..or as we saw, politicians.
    Sad world