Video Shows Police Placing Spit Mask Over 12-Year-Old Boy's Head During Detainment

Maria Perez
May 27, 2019 - 5:00

The Sacramento Police Department is reviewing an incident where a 12-year-old Black boy was held down by police officers and a spit mask was placed over his face. The video, originally posted on Black Lives Matter Sacramento’s Facebook page on May 8, shows a boy being handcuffed by two police officers and a security guard. The guard, who says he is with Paladin Private Security in Sacramento, tells officers that the boy was stopped because he kept asking people to buy things for him at a nearby Walgreens and was trespassing.

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