According to a Boston police department spokesman the Boston Police Department are “looking into” an incident captured on video showing an officer putting his hands on the neck of a handcuffed suspect.
A video showing a young man went up to a plainclothes police officer and began yelling profanities. As the young man walked away a different plainclothes officer followed him. The second officer grabbed the man, brought him to a Boston police cruiser were he ordered a police officer in uniform to arrest him. The police charged him with disorderly conduct.
The young man began yelling obscenities again and resisted getting into the police car. While he was handcuffed the police officer in uniform put his hands around his neck and pushed him into the car.
The names of the officers involved has not been released. Yet the Police claim that there was no choking of the handcuffed man.
According to Massachusetts law Disorderly Conduct is where the someone is fighting or threatening, or engaged in violent or tumultuous behavior or created a hazardous or physically offensive condition by an act that served no legitimate purpose of the defendant’s and was likely to affect the public and either intended to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly created a risk of public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm.
Patrick Donovan is a Massachusetts Criminal Attorney.