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Teen And His Lawyer Meet With Prosecutors After His Forceful Arrest Draws Outrage

Sun Sentinel
“It may take some time but we will be transparent, and if folks need to be held accountable, it shall be done,” Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony said in a video statement released Friday afternoon.";s:

A 15-year-old student met with his lawyer and prosecutors Tuesday just days after his head was slammed against the pavement in a forceful off-campus arrest that has drawn a public outcry.

The high-profile legal team representing Delucca “Lucca” Rolle, a student at J.P. Taravella High School, wants the charges against the teen dropped, as prosecutors confirmed they’re investigating the encounter between him and deputies.

The Broward sheriff’s deputies were recorded pepper-spraying, tackling and punching teens outside a Tamarac McDonald’s near the school. Cellphone video of last week’s incident, which has gone viral, shows a deputy take Rolle down, bang his forehead into the pavement and repeatedly punch him in the head, while another handcuffed him. Rolle was one of two teens who were arrested.

Read at the South Florida Sun Sentinel