Video footage showed a St. Johns County sheriff’s deputy forcefully taking down a 90 lb teenager. The girl was slammed face first onto the cement pavement inside a parking structure in Ponte Vedra, Florida.
The 17 year-old girl was filming a friend’s arrest on her smartphone and refused to stop, according to First Coast News.
The video began with St. Johns County deputies arresting 19-year-old Austin Padget—who was being handcuffed against the police vehicle.
…The high school girl was grabbed by the arm. She struggled and managed to break away.
Consequently, the tense interaction escalated when the deputy grabbed the teen by her upper arms and threw her to the ground.