A Hot Springs Arkansas police officer is in a bit of hot water following the arrest of 6 skateboarders after video of the arrest was posted on YouTube. The video, taken by one of the accused, shows nearly the entire incident.
The video shows the officer grabbing the 13-year-old skater from behind, wrestling him to the ground, and choking him. One of the skaters started to come to the aid of his friend but ran when it became clear that his own safety was jeopardized.
Two of the skaters have been placed on house arrest because it is their second infraction. However, public outcry over the YouTube video has placed the officer on administrative leave. Skateboarding on Hot Springs Arkansas sidewalks is illegal.