The country has been outraged by the treatment of a 15-year-old in Florida who has only been identified as Lucca. After simply picking up a cell phone, he was pepper sprayed, thrown to the ground and repeatedly punched. Now the police affidavit has gone public and the cops clearly lied, saying he was aggressive.
In an arrest warrant affidavit by Deputy Christopher Krickovich, one of the officers in the video, claims Lucca took an “aggressive stance” toward another officer while they were arresting a different teenager for trespassing. He also wrote, “While I was dealing with the male on the ground, I observed his phone slide to the right of me and then behind me. I observed a teen wearing a red tank top reach down and attempt to grab the male student’s phone.”
The affidavit also read the “officers feared for their safety” and he punched the teenager as “a distractionary technique” and “this technique was successful and I was able to place him into handcuffs without further incident.”
See the video below of the Broward County police and decide for yourself if that is “successful.”
The affidavit also claims Krickovich and his partner Sgt. Greg LaCerra responded to a call from a McDonald’s in Tamarac, Florida at around 3 p.m. on Thursday. Employees allegedly reported a large group of teens gathering for a fight outside the restaurant. Krickovich wrote that the McDonald’s was a popular after-school gathering place for students and the scene of frequent fights.
On Saturday, Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony, the county’s first Black sheriff, met with Black county leaders to basically tell people to calm down. He stated, “That’s the most electrifying and dangerous situation for a law enforcement administrator to handle. Anytime a white deputy is involved in contact, using force with a black youth, this thing blows up. There has been a large cry of, ‘Just go out and fire him. Get rid of him.’ And all these other things. Folks, it don’t work that way. You all understand that. There has to be an investigative process and due process elements so it’s going to be done the right way.”
On Friday, the teen was charged with assault, resisting arrest, and trespassing. Deputy Christopher Krickovich has reportedly been placed on leave.