A video is circulating online showing a man pinning a teenager to the ground in an exaggerated display of “get of my yard!’ complex. It was later found out that the man was an off-duty Lansing police officer, according to WGN.
“You guys are on my f—ing property!,” the officer said as he pinned Jordan Brunson, 15, to the ground.
The altercation was actually the result of another. Jordan was involved in a fight with another group of teenage boys moments earlier. He was able to get away and sat down on the officer’s porch to rest before ending up in another fight.
“Let me go!” Jordan says.
“No, you are on my f—ing property. I could f—ing kill you,” the officer says.
The officer even asked Jordan to call over his friend who was recording the incident from a few feet away. At one point, a woman left the house and said, “You guys came to the wrong house.”
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Jordan told WGN that the officer didn’t ask the boys what they were doing, ask them to leave or even identify himself as an officer before attacking them both. The officer didn’t let Jordan up until on-duty officers arrived and questioned him.
“If he wasn’t an officer, just a regular man would they do the same thing? No, he’d be locked up,”, said Jordan’s aunt Lashawnya Brunson.
The Lansing Police Department has been made aware of the incident and released the following statement:
“An off-duty Lansing police officer, outside on his personal property, became involved when he was approached by two other subjects involved in the fight. One of the juveniles had visible minor injuries, and the other was temporarily detained for further investigation until the arrival of on-duty officers.”
Police officers were seen sitting outside of the officer’s home on Monday night and they’re yet to respond to a request for comment.