A disturbing video of an arrest that took place in Hurst, Texas shows a deranged police officer sprinting into a park and thrusting a knee into the back of a teenager’s head, then screaming “move and die” repeatedly, before identifying himself on camera.
The video commences with the kid being held on the ground by another officer as he states “you just won’t leave me alone and let me call my mom.”
The officer calls for back up claiming that the kid is resisting arrest, then puts him in a headlock, and says “this is not going to work out for you buddy.”
As the kid complains that he can’t breathe, the officer appears to have the situation under control, and convinces the kid to lay face down and put his hands behind his back.
Then another officer comes tearing in from out of shot and throws his knee into the kid’s head.
“MOVE AND DIE. MOVE AND F***ING DIE. YOU GONNA MOVE AGAIN? F***ING MOVE AGAIN. F***ING MOVE AGAIN.” the cop yells, before also yelling at the person videoing the incident.
“MOVE SO I CAN KICK YOUR ASS. MOVE SO I CAN F*** YOU UP… Give me a reason to f*** you up” the officer states.
“When the police are talking to you, you be quiet and shut up.” the cop yells while slapping the kid on the back of the head.
The cop then admits that he “sure did” knee the kid in the back of the head before marching up to the camera and yelling his name and badge number.
“YOU GOT IT ON TAPE? ARNOLD 654.”
The officer then yells “blink wrong”, repeatedly as he escorts the kid to the patrol car.
In response to the video and multiple comments posted to its Facebook page, The Hurst Police Department posted the following statement on Saturday:
REGARDING THE VIDEO—Obviously, this is not behavior that the City of Hurst and the Hurst Police Department promotes or condones in any way. We strive to build a stronger, safer community through our work around the city and will continue to do so through appropriate action. The incident is being investigated internally.
Local news reports on the incident identified the kid as seventeen year old Andrew Rodriguez, who was charged with resisting arrest and spent three days in jail.
The officer has been identified as Disraeli Arnold, a 4-year-veteran of the department. He has been placed on administrative leave.