The office reported it is aware video clips of the incident are circulating and are “investigating the carry out of the patrons and officers on scene.”
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. — 4 juveniles ended up taken into custody, and later launched, immediately after an incident at Sky Zone in Fairview Heights past weekend.
On Saturday, June 26 at around 10:30 p.m., Fairview Heights police officers were termed to Sky Zone on Lincoln Trail for a report of a disturbance inside of the small business.
When officers arrived, they were being advised the disturbance experienced ended but there were being nonetheless a lot more than 200 individuals, largely juveniles, in the organization. Management asked the officers to support apparent them out to shut.
The group was so big, several other companies were requested to assist command and escort the juveniles away from the enterprise, Fairview Heights police noted in a news launch. Although officers were being there, many fights broke out in the parking great deal, law enforcement reported.
Officers broke up the fights “while surrounded by hundreds of juveniles” and took four women into custody. They ended up held for disorderly carry out and obstructing a peace officer, in accordance to the release. They were later produced to their mother and father or lawful guardian.
The office claimed it is are aware of movies of the incident staying circulated and are “investigating the perform of the patrons and officers on scene.”
A 10-second online video that was shared with 5 On Your Facet displays a crowd of people today and a police officer sitting on top of a younger female.
“This movie is difficult to check out,” mentioned Fairview Heights Ward 2 Alderman Ryan Vickers. “It’s yet another case in point of law enforcement utilizing extreme force in opposition to Black people, in this scenario, younger Black teens.
“This is not a demand to all officers or police leadership. I want to make sure you will find an investigation and transparency to make guaranteed you can find open strains of conversation involving the division and local community.”
There were 4 Fairview Heights police officers on duty who had been assisted by the O’Fallon, Caseyville and Belleville law enforcement departments and the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department.
Law enforcement mentioned there have been no injuries claimed all through the incident.