Oak Lawn, Illinois police dashcam video of teen Hadi Abuadaleh’s violent arrest sparks protests

Oak Lawn, Illinois police dashcam video of teen Hadi Abuadaleh’s violent arrest sparks protests

OAK LAWN, Ailing. (TOC) — Police dashcam video that captured the moments lading as much as a teen’s violent arrest has sparked outrage and protests in Oak Garden.

Oak Garden police defended their officers’ actions, saying the 17-year-old, who’s now hospitalized, had a gun on him.

The teenager’s household stays at his bedside as he continues to get better within the hospital. Police stated he might face prices.

We wish to warn you, the video could also be tough to look at.

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The police sprint cam video begins with a automobile pulled over in Oak Garden for what police stated was a lacking registration and odor of marijuana.

As police searched the driving force, police stated 17-year-old Hadi Abuadaleh bought out of the backseat and took off working. Dashcam video from different officers reveals chasing the teenager across the space of ninety fifth Avenue.

One other dashcam video then picks up when Abuadaleh is already on the bottom close to ninety fifth Avenue and McVicker Avenue.Aan officer is seen kneeling on his leg and one other appeared to punch the teenager’s head repeatedly.

Whereas tough to see within the video, police stated the teenager had a bag round his physique that he refused to launch. At one level, the audio cuts off on the video, however police might be heard yelling “stress level” as they tried to get him to launch the bag.

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Police stated Abuadeleh is refusing to conform and clutching a bag in opposition to his chest.

“As soon as they feared for his or her security and so they had affordable suspicion that he was armed with a weapon in that bag and he was not complying and was attempting to open that bag, they have been in concern for his or her security,” Oak Garden Police Chief Daniel Vittorio stated.

Officers then Tazed the teenager and handcuff him.

Oak Garden police stated a .25 caliber gun was discovered inside his bag loaded with three rounds of ammunition.

Myriah Deal stated she was pumping fuel at a station close to ninety fifth Avenue and McVicker when she noticed a teen working away from police.

“As he is working, I see the police seize him, however he stopped,” Deal stated. “There was no resistance. There was nothing. He was calm. And the following factor I do know they tackled him on the bottom and so they began beating him.”

Pulling out her cellular phone, Deal captured a couple of minute of the confrontation that reveals the teenager on the bottom with two officers punching him. A 3rd officer comes as much as help the primary two. The video doesn’t present what occurred earlier than the confrontation.

On the hospital, his mom stated she had no thought what occurred.

“Police officer from the Oak Garden police station stated that ‘now we have your son and we’re getting him checked on the ER,'” stated Dena Natour, the teenager’s mom. “He didn’t as soon as point out that he was crushed.”

His household stated he was badly bruised with fractures to his head and physique, slipping out and in of consciousness.

Members of the Palestinian neighborhood rallied outdoors the Oak Garden Police Division to get some solutions. The household’s legal professional stated the officers used extraordinarily extreme power in opposition to {the teenager}.

Activists from the Council on American-Islamic Relations denounced the law enforcement officials’ actions Thursday as they joined Abuadaleh’s household and their legal professional to name on the officers concerned to be suspended.

“This is not about what anyone could also be doing. It is about how apprehension, how somebody is arrested, what occurs post-arrest,” stated Ahmed Rehab, govt director at CAIR-Chicago.

“Officers are allowed to make use of power to subdue folks, however they don’t seem to be allowed to make use of extreme power,” stated Zaid Abdallah, an legal professional for the household. “And this was extraordinarily extreme and savage.”

Police stated prices are pending in opposition to Abuadaleh, however as a result of he’s a minor and stays hospitalized, investigators haven’t but been capable of interview him.

Oak Garden’s police chief stated the incident will probably be reviewed, however at the very least one of many officers is already again on the job.

Full assertion from Oak Garden police

On Wednesday July twenty seventh an Oak Garden Police Officer performed a site visitors cease within the space of Southwest Freeway and Austin Ave. Throughout the cease a topic fled on foot.

After a quick foot pursuit the offender was apprehended within the space of ninety fifth St and McVicker Ave. The topic refused to take heed to verbal instructions which resulted in a bodily confrontation with two officers.

The topic was armed on the time, unlawfully, with a semiautomatic handgun in the course of the incident.

Each the topic and one officer have been transported to a neighborhood hospital for remedy of accidents.

Our investigation is ongoing and prices are pending.

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