A viral video that appears to show a Springfield cop manhandling a juvenile has the police department on the defensive.
The department issued a statement saying the video captures the end of an incident where officers tried to disperse a crowd of kids around Harvard Park Elementary School. Two of the juveniles reportedly disobeyed police orders and became aggressive, actively resisting arrest.
Police forcibly took the two into custody… with one officer suffering minor injuries in the process. The juveniles are facing multiple charges… the arresting officers remain on active duty.
VIDEO OF THE REPORTED INCIDENT BELOW