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NAACP, Family Attorney Call For Criminal Charges Against Deputies In Teen's Arrest

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Mike Stocker
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South Florida Sun Sentinel
Attorney Ben Crump and Clintina Rolle, the mother of 15-year-old Delucca “Lucca” Rolle, are surrounded by community leaders during a press conference Thursday at the Broward Public Defender’s Office.";s:3:

A week after an unarmed black teen was forcefully arrested by white deputies, nationally renowned civil rights attorney Ben Crump and NAACP leaders are calling for criminal charges to be filed against the cops.

Fifteen-year-old Delucca “Lucca” Rolle was pepper-sprayed in the face and slammed to the ground outside a McDonald’s in Tamarac after school let out on April 18 at Taravella High. One deputy punched Rolle and bashed his face into the pavement, leaving with him with a fractured nose.

The incident, captured on a cellphone recording that’sdrawn millions of viewson social media, has sparked national outrage amid claims of police brutality.

Read more at the Sun Sentinel