In Jacksonville, Fla., JaxPAL is the city’s Police Athletic League. They sponsor a youth basketball league with the intended goal of creating “positive relationships between law enforcement officers and the youth of our community through educational, athletic and leadership programs.”
It sounds great right? Well, one of the officers involved placed an 11-year-old boy in handcuffs because the boy reportedly would not stop bouncing a basketball.
Bunmi Borisade told News4Jax that a little girl came up to her in the gym and told her that her son, Fatayi Jomoh, was being arrested.
When she got to the other side of the gym where Fatayi was, the officer allegedly told her, “He was being disrespectful.”
The officer said he asked Fatayi, an honor roll student, repeatedly to stop bouncing a basketball, and when he wouldn’t listen, he was handcuffed, reports News4Jax.
According to News4Jax, Borisade filed a complaint with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and said she believes the officer acted so forcefully because she was present. JSO confirmed that Borisade’s complaint was received on Tuesday and is and is being reviewed by internal affairs.
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