AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – A video is circulating on social media of a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office deputy arresting a teen. The incident leaves some people for and against the measures taken by the deputy amid a growing concern about police encounters nationally.
A few teens could be seen selling water at the same intersection almost every weekend, according to nearby businesses and the community. But that wasn’t the basis for the arrest. Deputies told NewsChannel 6 it was a traffic hazard.
“That is a whole child bruh. That is a child,” a bystander could be heard stating on the video.
It was shot at a busy intersection in Augusta showing the result of an encounter between a deputy with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and a teenager Sunday.