Spartanburg Police have released bodycam video showing a 9-year-old boy being detained after he reportedly threw rocks at cars and was using a BB gun.
The child was not arrested, and was allowed to go home after the officer found his parents.
Community members however say the officer was not justified to detain such a young child. The officer disagrees, and says that he was detaining the child for both the child’s and the officer’s safety.
Soartabbyrg Police also say that their policies do not prohibit the handcuffing of juveniles identified as suspects in the initial phases of a police investigation.