Video of teen's arrest goes viral; Police investigating

Video of teen's arrest goes viral, N. Chas. police investigating

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - A shopping shoving match over a pair of Nike Air Jordans ends with an arrest caught on a smart phone.

It's been shared on Facebook more than 450 times. The video shows a North Charleston police officer, violently cursing at a 15-year-old girl he was arresting at Northwoods Mall Saturday morning.

The video was shot from the view of another car.

Police say more than 200 people were waiting for the new Nike Air Jordan sneaker to be released Saturday, and started shoving around 7a.m.

According to a police report released Monday, the teenager from the video had been shoving and was told to leave.

The officer says when he saw her later, he grabbed her wrist, and said he had to "twist and pull" her arm to get her from the car she was getting into.

The 15-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct, trespassing, and resisting arrest.

In a statement released Monday North Charleston Police Chief Eddie Driggers said,

"The North Charleston Police Department, Office of Professional Standards, initiated an investigation into an arrest at Northwood's Mall on Saturday, December 14, 2013. A video showing a portion of the incident has been obtained by investigators. The video shows a police officer using profane language directed towards the person being arrested. At this time the investigation is not complete, but the language used in the video is not acceptable by department policy or our standard of professional conduct."

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