Supporters for teen punched by officers in Oak Lawn rally exterior Police Department
CHICAGO (CBS) – Supporters of a teen overwhelmed by Oak Lawn police are gathering exterior the division — calling for the firing of the officers concerned.
Activists together with the Arab American Action Network are additionally in attendance.
The demonstration comes after video posted on-line confirmed Oak Lawn police repeatedly punching 17-year-old Hadi Abuatelah whereas pinned to the bottom throughout an arrest final week.
The incident occurred after a visitors cease. Video from police exhibits Abuatelah ran away earlier than officers tackled him.
Police say they discovered a loaded gun in his bag.
The teen spent nearly per week within the hospital.
He’s nonetheless going through costs.