A video going viral on social media, that has received over a million views on Twitter, had police in Syracuse New York responding to the incident.
The video in question can be seen here. (WARNING: Video has harsh language)
In the video, a Black boy roughly around the ages of 8-13 was seen being taken away by police and put into a police vehicle for allegedly stealing potato chips.
Syracuse police responded to the video on Wednesday.
‘We are aware of a video being shared on social media involving several of our Officers and juveniles accused of stealing from a store on the City’s northside. The incident, including the Officers’ actions and body-worn cameras, are being reviewed. There is some misinformation involving this case. The juvenile suspected of larceny was not placed in handcuffs. He was placed in the rear of a patrol unit where he was directly brought home. Officers met with the child’s father and no charges were filed.’Syracuse Police