WEST PALM BEACH, FL (AP) - Prosecutors say a police officer will face no criminal charges after being videotaped kicking a boy's legs out from under him while his hands are restrained.
The state attorney's office in Palm Beach County said Wednesday that Officer Germaine Jones of the Boynton Beach Police may have "poorly executed" his attempts to restrain the 13-year-old boy, but deserves no prosecution for the May incident. Police responded after eggs were allegedly tossed at a driver by students on board a school bus.
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Right now a 7th grader says he's still in pain after a local police officer is shown kicking him on a cell video.
In a video that surfaced afterward, an officer approaches one of the boys and delivers a sweeping kick, causing the boy to fall to the ground. The prosecutors say though the video is dramatic, the boy was uninjured.
A separate internal investigation is underway by the Boynton Beach Police.
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