On the afternoon of Saturday, August 11th, at the corner of Laurel Ave and Schubert St (Between Rec Park and Horace Mann Elementary School), several white police officers stopped and detained two young Black teenagers.
A 13-year-old girl was placed in handcuffs, with witnesses at the scene describing officers forcefully lifting her off the ground after she was restrained. She was accused of spray painting a nearby wall. The girl was in distress, which prompted multiple residents to stop and document the interaction. She was later released to her parent after spending nearly a half hour in handcuffs.
A 14-year-old boy with developmental disabilities was also inexplicably stopped, searched, and taken into custody while observing the event. He was pinned down by three officers before being handcuffed and locked in a police van, where he repeatedly banged his head on a security panel as officers stood by.
Additional officers arrived on the scene, escalating the situation with the children and frightened witnesses observing the incident.
A first-hand account of the incident can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10212830878591140&id=1364063380
Join our community in demanding justice for these two children abused and assaulted by Binghamton Police.
Friday, August 17th @ 5:45pm
Corner of Laurel Ave & Schubert Street
(GPS: 104 Laurel Ave, Directly across from Rec Park)
- Video Released to Public
- Issuance of Press Release & Formal Demands
- Bystander Intervention Training on 8/27/18 (location TBA)