A 12-year-old being arrested at an Ohio pool.
Krystal Dixon and her family planned a day at the nearby pool. She dropped several of the teens and tweens off, then took off to pick up her sister. A few minutes later, the kids were calling to say they were being kicked out of the pool because one of the boys did not have swim trunks. Krystal told them to stay put, she was on her way with his trunks. When she arrived, staff told her trunks or no trunks, the kids had to leave. And that is when things took a very ugly turn. From The Daily Beast:
The mom decided to get the other kids and go. That’s when, according to Dixon, a park ranger followed her. When the teens came over to see what’s going on, the ranger took out handcuffs.
The ranger said they’d be arrested if they didn’t leave. He asks for Dixon’s ID, which she doesn’t have on her, then grabs her arm. The children ask the officer to let Dixon go, and the scene escalates.
The family says the 12-year-old suffered a fractured jaw and broken ribs, two other family members were also treated at a hospital. Watch and multiple police officers arrived and tried to apprehend the dangerous pregnant woman and 12-year-old in a bathing suit:
At the :30 mark of the video, you can see one police officer reaching for his pepper spray, which he then sprays at two of the girls. One of the girls had to be treated at the hospital. Police claim someone was trying to go for the officer's gun, but the video doesn't seem to show anything of the sort:
“Our officers used great restraint,” Day said. “At one point, one of our officers felt his gun was being taken away from him. The only weapon he used was the OC spray, to get someone off the back of the officer.”
Another curious part of the video is the unidentified white male in swim trunks who appears to be pressing his arm against an already handcuffed teens neck. Why was he involved at all and why was he allowed to physically touch a teen in handcuffs?
In the end, two adults and two minors were arrested on a variety of charges including disorderly conduct, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. Fairfield police officer Doug Day says they have other video of the arrests that vindicate police. We'll see.
Read more about the incident, including interviews with local religious leaders defending the family, at The Daily Beast.