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Video: Officer punches teen in incident at Mayfair Mall

Posted at 9:06 PM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-12 19:29:19-04

Video obtained by TODAY’S TMJ4 shows an incident between a teen and officers, and one of the officers punches the teen during the altercation. 

The incident happened at Mayfair Mall. TODAY'S TMJ4 called Mayfair Mall which declined to comment. 

Wauwatosa police said in a news release they received calls about five male subjects inside the mall acting disorderly. One of the officers found the subjects in the parking lot and tried to speak with them. 

Police said they are reviewing additional video they say shows the officer trying to talk to the 17-year-old, and he refuses to stop and speak to the officer. 

In the release, police say the teen began fighting with the officer who was legally trying to detain him. 

The 17-year-old was arrested and cited for disorderly conduct, battery and resisting an officer. 

“I can assure you that we take all situations seriously when they involve a use of force by our officers. We thoroughly review all incidents in which force is used by an officer and will do so in this incident, as well,” said Chief Barry Weber in a statement. 

Police said Wauwatosa officers were joined by mall security in the incident.