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Original Black Panthers confront Wisconsin Police

PICTURED: Milwaukee Black Panthers protest at Mayfair Mall (Photo credit:

A VIRAL video that has circulated widely across social media, shows a Wisconsin police officer punch a 17-year-old boy in the face at the time of his arrest.

The incident took place on Friday (May 11) after mall security called the police about a group of males that were said to have caused a disturbance.

The dramatic footage shows the teen as he is tackled to the ground, where he can be heard shouting, “Call my mumma”

Following the events, King Rick led several Black Panthers in a protest on Saturday to the Wauwatosa Police Department.

Speaking to the highest officer present at the station, he said: “We are demanding that you all do something about it because if you don’t, the community is going to speak.”

In response, the officer said: “I can assure you this, an investigation has been started, the command staff is aware of this incident that happened at the mall. You give me your demands and I will forward it to them.”

“Far too often, African Americans are subjected to brutality from the police department around the country. It seems like it’s getting out of control in Milwaukee county. Not only did we have an innocent man shot in Brown Deer, we had another innocent man beat up at the Mayfair Mall,” said King Rick.

He added: “We’re also asking that people stop shopping at Mayfair Mall. We as African Americans spend over $1.2 trillion dollars a year on goods and services and we needed to be treated with respect.

“We are demanding DA John Chisholm, charge this police officer with assault, battery whatever it is for hitting one of our young men and not only that, we’re demanding that the Wisconsin Police Department do some diversity training with their police officers.

“This young man was 17 years old and he was brutality punched in his face by one of your police officers. Intolerable, unacceptable and we demand that something be done about it,” he concluded.

The Wauwatosa Police Department said in a statement that the video showed "only a small segment of the interaction between the suspect and the officer."

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