Cop Loses It, Break Girl’s Jaw for Wearing Headphones in a Library

Free Thought Project – by Matt Agorist

Cleveland, OH — A mother has filed a lawsuit after a Lakewood officer was caught on video brutally assaulting her child for no apparent reason. The entire incident, according to the lawsuit was over her wearing headphones.

Sabrina Robinson filed a lawsuit this week, alleging that officer Kevin Jones with the Lakewood police department violated her daughter’s civil rights when he grabbed her for no reason, put her in a headlock, smashed her face into the book cart on the way out, slamming her down and leaving her bleeding out on the concrete steps of the library. 

As Cleveland.com reports, the lawsuit, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, also alleges that the city of Lakewood failed to train its officers how to treat children with dignity and respect, and that Jones and other officers failed to provide medical care to the girl as she lay bleeding on the front steps of the library.

“As parents, we expect that our children will be safe at a public library and that library employees will protect them from violence, not attack them,” the family’s attorney, Subodh Chandra, said in a news release.

According to the complaint, the 17-year-old girl and her 11-year-old brother are frequent visitors to the library.

The girl was listening to music on her cellphone, using her headphones, when Officer Jones approached her to turn it down, according to the lawsuit.

At this point, the girl got up and moved to a chair by her little brother and started watching videos on her laptop — through her headphones — this time, sharing one headphone with her brother.

Jones, who seemingly had it out for the girl, then approached her again and demanded she take her feet off the chair in front of her. The girl immediately complied. The video then shows Jones continue to harass the 17-year-old from across the room until he walked back to her, stood over the top of her, and demanded she leave the library.

According to the lawsuit and the video, when the girl stood up, Jones wouldn’t move out of the way to let the girl leave. Even when she said, “excuse me,” the abusive officer continued to intimidate and block her from leaving.

With no justification, Jones then grabs the girl by the neck and hurls her toward the front of the library. A little boy in the video becomes clearly frightened and runs away as the officer almost plows the girl directly into him.

As we can see in the video, and according to the lawsuit, after smashing the girl into various obstacles on the way out of the library, the cop then gets her outside and falls on top of her with all his weight. She fell face first with him on top of her, snapping her jaw with the impact.

The cop then left her out on the front steps of the library like an animal as he waited for responding officers to arrive.

Instead of calling for an ambulance to help the clearly injured girl, Jones and the other officers laughed about clocking off early, according to the suit. One of the officers went so far as to tell the poor girl to stop bleeding on the concrete and move to the grass instead.

Jones told the girl’s mother, Sabrina Robinson, that her daughter was “mouthing off” to him and refused to leave, according to the lawsuit. However, as the video clearly shows, this is not the case.

The officer was also wearing a body camera which shows the same scenario from his perspective.

The entire scene unfolded in front of the girl’s 11-year-old brother who now, like his sister, is scared to death of returning to the library.

As for Officer Jones, he was found, in an internal investigation, to have used excessive force when dealing with the teen who’d done nothing wrong. The department noted that he should’ve de-escalated the situation rather than immediately assault the girl as seen in the video.

Jones was found in violation of the department’s use of force policy, yet he still remains on the force, according to the lawsuit.

For more evidence that policing in America is getting increasingly violent, take a scroll through our archives, here. 

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8 thoughts on “Cop Loses It, Break Girl’s Jaw for Wearing Headphones in a Library

  1. O.K. all you black hating whites, this is a black cop pounding a black female.
    Explain this.

    You should wake up and be raising your voices about this incident.

  2. That is yet another shining example of what sadistic, gestapo thug bastards these psychopaths have become. If that girl’s family tracked him down and bashed his skull in with a baseball bat, I would find it more than justified. If that is how they want to handle people, people should take them out first. They have no regard for your safety, show them the same.

  3. *** Jones told the girl’s mother, Sabrina Robinson, that her daughter was “mouthing off” to him and refused to leave, according to the lawsuit. However, as the video clearly shows, this is not the case. ***

    Also, it makes no difference whether she was “mouthing off” to him. She has the right to say whatever she wants to him, and if he can’t take it, then he has no business being a cop.

    If I beat up a teenaged girl for talking trash to me, would a judge accept my excuse that “she mouthed off to me”?

    I hope someone from that girl’s family finds that pig and gives him exactly what he deserves. I’m astonished that so many people allow this kind of barbarism to be perpetrated on their loved ones without any response beyond suing the taxpayers.

    1. The family should file civil charges against the PIG/Gorilla and make his personal life a living HELL for the next several years and then own everything he doesn’t own. Also if that happened to my child the Gorilla would be watching his 6 forever. Been there done that

  4. “The officer was also wearing a body camera which shows the same scenario from his perspective.”

    The pos didn’t care a bit he was wearing a body came, after all he is a cop…above the law.

    Assault and battery while on duty, still gainfully employed.

  5. “As parents, we expect that our children will be safe at a public library and that library employees will protect them from violence, not attack them,”

    Welcome to REALITY.

    “Jones was found in violation of the department’s use of force policy, yet he still remains on the force,…”

    Anxiously awaiting his promotion.

    SCUM OF THE EARTH!!!

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