After a 15-year-old quadruple amputee knocked over a trash can at a group home in Tucson, a Pima County Sheriff’s Deputy responded by tackling the limbless teen to the ground and arresting him for “disturbing the peace.”
The incident occurred in September but the footage is just now coming to light after it was published by KOLD-TV, a CBS affiliate in Tucson, on November 14. It has since spread nationally and sparked an internal affairs investigation at the sheriff’s office.
The teenager, Immanuel, is in state custody after being abandoned by his parents, according to Pima County Public Defender Joel Feinman. Feinman shared the eight-minute cellphone footage, recorded by another teen in the group home