VIDEO: Police investigate after officer kicks handcuffed child

Posted at 10:27 AM, May 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-14 10:27:48-04

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (WPEC) - The family of a 13-year-old Florida child said they planned to file an official complaint with Boynton Beach Police after video surfaced that appeared to show a police officer kicking the handcuffed child.

"I got off the bus and they put me in handcuffs," 13-year-old Kevin Jeanbaptiste said. "They said don't speak unless I was spoken to. The lady spoke to me and said be quiet, he said be quiet, I was talking and he slammed me."

Video taken, by a classmate, appears to show a Boynton Beach Police Officer kicking Kevin. Kevin's mother said her son did not tell her what happened to him immediately after the incident.

"Everything was blue, [his] knee was blue, everything was very blue. I said Kevin what happened to you did somebody hit you?" his mother said.

The officer in the video was placed on paid administrative duty while Boynton Beach Police investigated the incident.