Caught On Tape: Cops Subdue Teen, Family Alleges Brutality

There are claims of police brutality in Ohio, after a bloody incident involving two officers and a teenager was caught on tape.

It happened Friday in Toledo.

A police report says 14-year-old Trevor Casey got into a fight with the cops, after he refused to move from the front of a home where police say he was loitering.

You can see Casey being held in a head lock, with one of the officers covering the teen's mouth with his hand.

The officer removes his hand, and you can see Casey's mouth and face are covered in blood.

Casey was treated at a local hospital before being booked into a juvenile justice center.

Toledo police say they are aware of the claim and the incident is under investigation.

You can view the video yourself by clicking the link at the top of this story. Please be advised of graphic images and profanity associated with this clip.

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  • by t on May 24, 2009 at 10:09 AM
    I do not think anyone can make judgement on this story. All I see is cops beating up on a child. The article reads that the police say the child was loitering(how do we know he was actually loitering) and even if he was does that mean they should try to kill him. If they said he had a weapon I could see them subduing him in manner that will stop them from getting hurt, but loitering never hurt anyone. So yeah I would sue.
  • by Alex on May 24, 2009 at 07:04 AM
    I don't see the problem. If he would have cpmlied he would not have a problem.These people are always looking for someone to sue. They are a real cancer on this society
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on May 23, 2009 at 08:20 PM
    How nice WITN.... You continue to post comments directed to me, yet you won't post my replies.
  • by pat Location: Home on May 23, 2009 at 04:55 PM
    Rick, I agree,If they were white the NAACP would be right there.
  • by WITN on May 22, 2009 at 10:06 AM
    We just checked it on this end. The video plays okay in the flash player on the right of your screen when you click on "play the video." If it won't play on your computer, send us an e-mail at to see if we can help.
  • by al Location: ny on May 22, 2009 at 09:43 AM
    wish i could see the video but that link for it doesn't work it just redirects you back to this page
  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on May 21, 2009 at 08:02 AM
    It is the future of America except the uniform will be National Police. It happens in Pitt County. Witnessed it myself. Zero accountability with the PCSD.
  • by Anonymous on May 21, 2009 at 01:41 AM
    Alpha: Maybe they don't feed the 14 year old boys up there like they do down here. My 14 year old would be more than a hand full for alot of grown men I come in contact with.
  • by Anonymous on May 20, 2009 at 07:00 PM
    To: Alpo Female: If you were a male, you would understand...
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 20, 2009 at 07:37 AM
    To Tad, there is NOTHING on my post about Columbia, and you must have missed my post that was on the ECU article. Why don't you read that. Also, I would have called for backup, that's why the police force is a TEAM. One person can't always do it by theirself. To Reality check, there are times when two officers are not enough to control someone. Sometimes you have to have three, heck even maybe as many as six cops. Anon, apparently you don't know how to listen to both parties sides. Both sides will have their day in court to testify, as you should know. That's pretty simple logic. That is what a judge does. He listens to BOTH sides. From what I saw, they did a lot more than just a simple physical restrain. That was not the best view of the action that was showing, so there might be something I could have been mistaken about, but, I know how the system works. My dad is a lawyer, my uncle is a policeman, and I have a cousin who is a DA as well,so I know how it works and nobody can deny it

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