Another case of “walking the streets while black” has landed two black teens in handcuffs. On June 4, two African American teenagers were walking down the middle of a road together and get approached by an officer on foot and a second in a squad car. Once the officers reach the teenagers, one officer can then be seen forcing a teenager onto his stomach to handcuff him, while holding him down with his arms and knees. The second teenager is also handcuffed, but doesn't struggle and remains standing. They can both be heard asking why they are being detained and repeatedly tells officers that they “have nothing on them.”
Tulsa police released the body cam footage in response to social media messages and outrage from the community about the arrest, police said. The videos appear to have been blurred and redacted by police to conceal the teenagers' identities. See video below.