Two Athens police officers shown restraining a 10-year-old in a viral video have been cleared of accusations of excessive force.
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Two Athens police officers shown restraining a 10-year-old in a viral video have been cleared of accusations of excessive force.

Two Athens police officers shown restraining a 10-year-old in a viral video have been cleared of accusations of excessive force.

The Athens-Clarke Police Department opened an internal investigation after video of the incident surfaced on social media.Two Athens police officers shown restraining a 10-year-old in a viral video have been cleared of accusations of excessive force.

Officers were placing a man into a patrol car July 20 when his son took a running leap toward the vehicle.

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A report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says one officer caught the child and tried to restrain and calm him down.

The report says the officer put the 10-year-old on the ground to control him, but did not use excessive force such as using his knee in the child’s back or putting his body weight on the child.