Police officers these days must handle a dangerous job and deal with the often negative perception of the public. That’s probably why many never doubted a teen who claimed she was assaulted during her arrest on June 22. However, new details have now emerged after footage from one officer’s body cam was released, showing officers handling the incident by the book.
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Burlington, Vermont police approached a car occupied by three young women. One of the women in the vehicle, Logan Huysman, 18, was passed out in the passenger seat of the running vehicle. Officers spoke with Huysman for over 90 minutes while she berated them and acted as if she might make a run for it.
The footage shows the officers found drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle as well as alcohol.
When the two officers tried to handcuff Huysman, she resisted arrest and tried to pull away from the officers.
She then proceeded to yell “abuse” at the top of her lungs and kicked the officer wearing the body cam as she was handcuffed against the vehicle. She was told she was being arrested for disorderly conduct and assaulting a police officer.
According to WCAX, once released from jail, Huysman posted on social media that she had been sexually abused and experienced police brutality while in custody. The police chief caught wind of the young woman’s wild accusations and made the body cam footage of the arresting officer, Brandon del Pozo, available to the public.
The 90-minute altercation was edited down to 18 minutes and showed the public that the officers were handling an argumentative woman who was under the influence. It was also stated in the police report that Huysman stood on trash cans, did cartwheels and was combative in nature.
“I think that is going to be entered into the public record. It’s going to show that our officers not only did not use excessive force but in the events that led up they were incredibly restrained as well,” a department official said regarding the incident.
According to del Pozo, Huysman’s father told officers his daughter had made a stupid mistake. We would agree and suggest the teen learn from her mistake.