Video emerged Wednesday showing an undercover Louisiana deputy punching a high school student in the face before arresting him.
The footage shows Jefferson Parish Detective Nick Breaux pinning 17-year-old Brady Becker to the ground by his throat before repeatedly hitting him in the face and head.
Breaux is then seen holding his gun and shouting at witnesses, “Back the f*ck up! Back up!”
Watch the raw footage:
The police report says Becker was yelling “f*ck the cops” before Breaux and his colleague, who were working undercover inside a shopping mall parking lot, identified themselves as detectives. The report also claimed the teen “refused orders to stop and was striking Det. Breaux,” something the short video doesn’t show.
Police also said the teen admitted to drinking alcohol.
Becker was charged with battery of a police officer, resisting an officer, possession of alcohol by a minor and inciting a riot.
Police also calim Becker’s friends started fighting the officers after the video stopped. One reportedly suffered “an injury to the hand.” No further arrests were made because the group escaped the scene, police say.
According to Becker’s mother, he pushed one of the deputies because he was not aware that Breaux or his colleague were detectives when they encountered one of his friends.
Becker’s family has not contacted the local sheriff’s department, but his attorney, David Belfield, said Breaux did not identify himself as a detective until “after he had beaten the crap out of Brady.”
Becker was treated at a local hospital for a laceration over his eye.