Three Broward county, Florida sheriffs deputies are now facing criminal charges connected to an incident involving a 15-year-old boy.
The boy was pepper sprayed and slammed to the ground. The whole thing was caught on a bystanders cellphone camera.
The charges against the deputies were announced Wednesday July 3rd .
Clintina Rolle, Deluccas Rolle’s mother said “when kids do something they should be accountable for what they have done. and when adults do something they should be accountable for what they have done.”
The state attorney’s office says three deputies involved in this April brawl in Tamarac should be criminally liable in what you see on this cell phone video.
15-year-old Delucca Rolle taken down in the parking lot of this McDonalds.
Moments earlier he was pepper sprayed in the face by Sgt. Greg Lacerra.
Another deputy, Chris Krickovich, grabbed him threw him down and punched him.
Benjamin Crump, the Rolle family attorney saying “everybody — Stevie wonder could see that this was aggravated assault and battery.”
Sgt. Gregory Lacerra is facing two counts of battery for spraying the 15-year-old student in the face with pepper spray and throwing him to the pavement, one count of falsifying records and one count of conspiracy to falsify records.
Deputy Christopher Krickovich is two counts of battery for slamming the 15-year-old student’s face or head to the pavement and punching the juvenile in the head with his fist, two counts of falsifying records and one count of conspiracy to falsify records.
Finally deputy Ralph Mackey is facing one count of falsifying records and one count of conspiracy to falsify records.
Delucca’s mother says her son rarely talks about the encounter, “my son is still a little fearful of the police because of that. but i want to tell everyone thank you. and i want to tell the state attorney thank you for doing the right decision, making the right decision.”
The head of the deputy’s union says this all comes down to politics and pressure.