State Police Find No Excessive Force In Teenager Takedown

Originally posted on WGNO:

LSP louisiana state police honor guard State Police say undercover officers did not use excessive force in the French Quarter take down of two teenagers.

The video shows 9-white plain clothes officers and 2-black teenagers scuffling in the French Quarter.

It raises questions about police brutality.

But an internal investigation by State Police concludes there was no wrong-doing, and officers used minimal force.

WGNO News Reporter Darian Trotter asked, “What do you see in that video? I see an abuse of power,” King replied.

Danatus King is President of the New Orleans branch of the NAACP.

He says the conclusion by State Police is baffling.

In a statement, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu weighs in saying, “Based on what I saw on the video tape, State Police did not handle the incident in the right way.” “Based on what I’ve seen, I believe it was wrong.”

The video appears to show officers tackling two young men…

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