Seeing what the kid was doing before he got choked is the key. Was he taunting the cop and skating away as the cop yelled at him to quit skateboarding in an area where it isn't legal. The cop was an idiot for choking him though, should of just cuffed him on the ground. The kids with skateboards yelling at the cop while they surrounded him are dips**ts. If I was in that situation with moron kids surrounding me with potentially deadly weapons (skateboards hurt when you bash someone with them), I would of drawn my gun and told them to back away and get on their knees, then requested immediate back up instead of putting them in headlocks where the rest of the group can jump your a**.
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