An unarmed, black teenager, Terrance Devon Reed III, was transported to the hospital after an altercation with a deputy at the Sarasota County Juvenile Assessment Center last Tuesday.
Thankfully, the entire incident was caught on video, and the deputy involved, Neil Pizzo, has been placed on administrative leave as the Internal Affairs investigates the situation. Not only did he attack him, but he also hit him with a few blows after he was already on the ground.
Terrance was charged with contempt of court, probation violations and possession and trafficking of drugs. He was apart of a police line-up, when deputies said he became uncooperative.
The sheriff took a look at the surveillance video in slow motion and he says he was “disappointed in what he say.” He was also concerned about the lack of de-escalation techniques used by his deputy as well.
Take a look at the video below… there is no sound, but you can clearly see this deputy did not have to handle the situation the way he did.