Wyoming: Police officer pulls 17-year-old boy out of car by neck US News
A police officer is under investigation after he tried to drag a teenager out of his vehicle through the window.
Edited video, which compiles various bodycam videos, shows Wyoming police officer Blake Stinson confronting a 17-year-old boy, identified only as Cody, during a traffic stop.
Stinson got into a heated argument with Cody after he accused the teenager of almost running over a pedestrian at a crosswalk, according to a video posted to YouTube by LackLuster on Sunday.
Cody is seen on the phone with his mother, telling her what’s happening in real time as he tries to get advice.
Meanwhile, Stinson, believing Cody has marijuana or other illegal substances in his car, continues to tell him to get out.
“I’m going to drag you out,” says Stinson. ‘You decide.’
Another officer arrives and the two officers grab Cody’s vehicle. Stinson seems to put his hand around Cody’s neck.
A police officer tells Cody to unlock his car, although he appears to be being held by both wrists.
The episode ends with the police dragging Cody out of his car after unlocking the door.
Stinson said he arrested Cody for “not giving in to a pedestrian.”
At the end of the video, Cody’s mother, Teresa Piper, is seen arriving at the crime scene. She said she was scared because Stinson had allegedly previously molested Cody and his 14-year-old sister, who was in the back seat.
“He was humiliated and not just him but my 14-year-old daughter was in the back seat and has been bullied at school ever since,” she told the Daily Mail on Thursday.
Cody Police Chief Chuck Baker said the incident was being investigated and that Stinson was “emotionally charged for no real reason.”
“We also ask for the community’s understanding that some videos and social media content showing portions of the video have been edited and annotated to show select portions of the interaction and do not necessarily tell the full story,” Baker explained .
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