The mother of a 14 year old girl, whose name is not being released, said the girl kicked a trash can into the street near W. 7th Ave and Lincoln Street in Eugene, Oregon as a police car arrived.
The mother said, “This is why the riots are all happening, right? Because of police aggressiveness.”
According to police, the girl was dragging things into the street to block officers and then proceeded to throw rocks at them.
The Eugene Police Department released a statement via Facebook Post explaining the content of the footage:
“To provide context to the activity prior to arrest. The female was part of the larger rally. As police were moving to try and engage the group in their vehicles, she pulled items in the street to block their path. She then threw rocks at officers and was charged with Riot and Resisting Arrest.
She was arrested based upon her actions prior to that video running. After arrest officers determined she was a juvenile and she was released to her parents.
“There are others seen in the video in regular street clothes acting aggressively and they are not, as asserted, EPD officers. They have no affiliation with our police department.
There was also an assertion the female was subject of a taser and that is untrue. Our goal was to try and make strategic arrests to avoid using crowd control agents.”