Pembroke Pines police officer punches 14-year-old girl in the face at a local youth psychiatric facility.
On April 28, 2013, a police officer punched a girl in the face, allegedly after the girl appeared to swing at the officer – after he came up behind her and put his hands on her!
Another officer then pepper sprayed her, and then a third sat on top of her while she had an asthma attack, according to Broward Assistant Public Defender Gordon H. Weekes Jr.
So it appears the entire squad was having their bit of fun with her. Looks more like a Gang-Bang then enforcing law and order into a chaotic situation.
“Officers used appropriate force and were responding to a riot at the state-licensed Citrus Center for Adolescent Treatment Service”, said Pembroke Pines Police Captain Al Xiques.
Al, no, this is not appropriate force. This is overkill. And this is just not right.
What your cops did is Thuggery in the 1st degree. And you condone it.
Since when is it appropriate to hit a young teenage girl in the face?
When is it appropriate to hit a woman in the face, or anywhere for that matter?
Never. The answer is never.
Have you not learned, or heard about, YOU DO NOT HIT WOMEN OR GIRLS!
What kind of man are you? What kind of men do you have in your command?
Do you hit your daughters?
Do you hit your wife?
Do you think it is ok to do so?
What you should do, AL, is man-up, step down from your position, and let an adult run the Pembroke Pines police department.
Studies have show that cops have a tendency to beat their wives and girlfriends twice as much as non-police officers.
Captain Al Xiques
So yes, Al, you can use that as an excuse for beating woman and girls, wives and daughters, but it is still not right and we are not
buying into it.
Weekes said the girl was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest with violence, and criminal mischief. Six other juveniles were also arrested and face charges that include battery on a law enforcement officer, aiding and abetting a riot and enticing and affray, according to police.
Weekes, who is defending the 14-year-old, argues officers used excessive force that exacerbated the teenager’s mental illness and revived the trauma of past abuse.
On an almost daily basis, staff tied girls’ arms and legs to a cot in an isolated room. They then injected them with a chemical substance that left them unconscious for hours. When they woke, they were usually groggy and unable to recall what happened after they were subdued.
The girls call this sedative ‘booty-juice’.
The Agency for Health Care Administration and the Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating allegations of abuse and mistreatment at the facility
Since March 2008, ACHA received 16 complaints about the facility, agency records show. It last visited the facility July 9 after receiving a complaint and found no deficiencies.
They never do find deficiencies, so we are not surprised.
Pembroke Pines Police
Close to 8 p.m. on April 28, Pembroke Pines officers responded to a call about a riot at the center on South Palm Drive, run by the Citrus Health Network. Officers called for additional backup twice, including support from Miramar police.
Around 30 youth were fighting each other and beating up about six staff members. Some threw soap and water on the floor to make officers slip, Pembroke Pines Police Captain Al Xiques said. There were injuries, the department said, although they were unable to specify what they were.
Oh, injuries? Really? But you cannot specify what they were, right? So no, we do not believe you on this either, Captain Al Xiques.
One of the girls who was arrested later wrote an apology letter to police, Xiques added.
Al, we don’t believe you and would like to see a True Copy of the letter.
Read more from our sources:
Cop Punches 14-Year-Old Mentally Unstable GirlPictured: The moment officer punched disturbed 14-year-old in the face at Florida mental hospital ‘where patients are tied to cots and pumped with sedative dubbed ‘booty juice’
Citrus Center for Adolescent Treatment Service, Penbrook Fl.