Ramsey County Sheriff Disputes Alleged Abuse During Arrest Of 18-Year-Old

In St. Paul today, members of Black Lives Matter Minnesota are calling for justice after an arrest Tuesday morning (1:01). WCCO 4 News At 6 - March 25, 2021

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- In St. Paul today, members of Black Lives Matter Minnesota are calling for justice after an arrest Tuesday morning. The Ramsey County Sheriff says they served an arrest warrant at home in Little Canada. Rayeisha Knight says deputies burst in, using unnecessary force on her 11-year-old son. They had already taken her 18-year-old son into custody. He is under house arrest and wears an ankle bracelet. She says the deputies pointed guns at her younger son and held him by the neck.

RAYEISHA KNIGHT: There's no way in the world anybody's child-- anybody's child-- should have to go through this. And I know several kids that I know of that has been through the same situation that nobody has done nothing about it. These cops have to be stopped. They have to be punished for their actions, just like they punish ours for their actions.

- The group is asking for the release of body camera video of the incident. The Ramsey County Sheriff says they have not received a complaint. The Sheriff's Office says it reviewed body camera video and claims it does not show the conduct that has been reported on social media.