Dash Cam Video Sheds New Light On Hurst Police Officer Investigation

Originally posted on CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:

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HURST (CBS 11 NEWS) - By now you’ve probably seen the video of a Hurst police officer tackling a teenager who appears to already be subdued.

New dash cam video from police cruisers allows us to hear what happened in the moments leading up to the arrest and will likely play a role in the department’s internal investigation.

On November 20, Officer Disraeli Arnold was rushing to provide backup for Officer Miguel Jimenez, who had stopped four teens at a local park.

But one of the teens, Andrew Rodriguez, apparently had some prior warrants his family says he didn’t know he had.

While he and the others were being questioned by Officer Jimenez because police tell us they looked suspicious, the tape indicates Rodriguez tried to use his phone.

OFFICER JIMENEZ: Hey, stay off your phone.

RODRIGUEZ: Why?

JIMENEZ: Because you can’t be on your…

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