Phoenix Police Officer Patrick Larrison, Apparent Bully With a Badge, Caught on Tape Body Slamming 15-Year-Old Girl into Wall

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To the right is Phoenix Police Officer Patrick Larrison. To the left is Larrison tackling a girl.
Being a police officer is a hard, thankless job, and the vast majority of cops are good people. Then there's Phoenix police Officer Patrick Larrison, who ruins the public perception of police officers when he essentially body-slams an unarmed, non-threatening 15-year-old girl into the side of a building.

It was all caught on film, which should make it pretty tough for the officer to claim the girl was "resisting."

In January, Larrison responded to a call about a fight between the 15-year-old and her mother in the parking lot of the Ombudsman Charter School near 40th Street and Thomas Road.

The girl was drinking in school and had become belligerent before assaulting a teacher. Her mother called police and showed up at the school where the two got into a physical altercation in the parking lot, and the mother apparently tried to restrain the girl until police arrived.

When police showed up, the girl started to walk -- slowly -- away from the officers.

Larrison, seemingly unprovoked, charges the girl, slams her into the side of the building, knocking her off her feet.

Check it out below.



As you can see in the video, the girl's a punk -- but that's no excuse for Larrison to be a bully just because he's got a badge.

The video was uploaded to Youtube on March 20, and first seen by authorities within the Phoenix Police Department Tuesday night after a department employee saw it and told a supervisor.

Larrison, a six-year veteran, has been placed on administrative leave as the department investigates whether he used an "unlawful use of force" in detaining the girl.

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tomt45
tomt45

by calling this girl a punk, 

 

how is james king any better than Patrick Larrison ?

 

 

 

tomt45
tomt45

by calling this girl a punk, 

 

how is james king any better than Patrick Larrison ?

 

 

Jamesdelab
Jamesdelab

douch bag.  nice badge & gun punk

IHeartMiko
IHeartMiko

This is why the mental screening for police officers should be more severe. A**holes like this douche give all cops a bad name. Fire him and be done with it.

Xammotek
Xammotek

I cannot believe that the police would say anythng other than this officer should be charged,,,this is why people are afraid of these kinds of officers,,,cause they are given "leaves of absence" instead of being charged for the assault that it CLEARLY WAS

Janmichellewalker
Janmichellewalker

Unfortunately the Phx PD and the police forces in general in this God awful state seem to be full of men and women who are either ignorant or down-right evil and have been taught and encouraged to do whatever they want, illegal, immoral or just plan wrong to convince the ignorant citizens of this state that they actually have some success in fighting crime. As long as the justice system and the politicians ignore the illegal, immoral and the just plan petty mean way these officers do their jobs it will never stop. The cops here not only think they are above the law, their bosses and the so-called justice system pretend the Rights granted to all Americans through our Constitution do not apply to the citizens of AZ. Of course these are the same citizens that re-elected Arpio after it was proven he embezzled over a $100 million dollars. So whose fault is it really that all the rampant police misconduct and abuse is so abundant and accepted as the norm? As long as Arizonians continue to put evil corrupt people in power things like this will be the very least of the abuse of power. So get use to it. Nobody cares and it will continue to get worse. Everytime they get away with abusing us, they just get more confident that they can do whatever they want and become worse abuser than most of the so-called criminals out there. I personally can no longer tell the supposed "good guys" from the" bad guys" anymore. At least the supposed criminals don't have politicians, judges and prosecutors telling them what a good job their doing by purposely and maliciously hurting whoever might get in their way in the name of justice!

Read between the lines
Read between the lines

People of the Internet listen to me I am a 13 year old girl who looked over this video many times I know this man very well he is practically my father he is a really sweet guy soft as a teddy bear! He never ever hurt either one of his daughter who are my bestfriends and to be honest what are you guys putting his children through I remember they had to stay at my house til 10:00 becuz the media was outside their house! You guys are monsters just assuming that he is a bad guy for doing his job he really!! What would you do if that was you how would you like it if your daughter had to read all these nasty comments towards you or your husband!!

Read between the lines
Read between the lines

Umm he is doing his job remember this stupid drunk teenage girl decided to Assalt her mother and a teacher what you have to realize is that this girl weighs almost as much as Patrick they seem only a few pounds off and this girll didn't take it easy on anyone else why should Patrick take it easier on her plus we all know the media lies so why are all you idiots believing this crap

guest
guest

He did the right thing. Kids have no respect for teachers or parents these days and Liberals continue to encourage this behavior.

Quickdra64
Quickdra64

How do you know the girl is okay, wait don't tell me the same police department that allows its officers to physically abuse children told you so. No matter what this girl did it was the officers job to take her down within reason this looked more like lethal force to me. I was a marine for 10 years and know about lethal and deadly force to use that kind of force on a child male or female is unacceptable except in last ditch effort.

Quickdra64
Quickdra64

Also it's the courts systems job to dole out punishment not this officer's, nor is it up to us or him to decide she was guilty, at least we have seen plenty of evidence that a grown man attacked a child.

john
john

The cop is on leave, now is a good time for the father of the girl to get his revenge.

alex
alex

 the problem is kids need whoopins now adays, schools are too soft on them, perhaps this mother had held back all her life, and finally just broke down and felt like beating the shit out of her own kid at the school. why was the cop chasing her???? thats the big question, if he thought she was a threat he should have tazed her.

808BRUDDAH
808BRUDDAH

"Sheriff Joe" would pin a medal on that cop...oops I mean bully with a badge.  I used to enjoy going to Phoenix; not anymore !!!!!

dont defend bad parenting
dont defend bad parenting

This fricken kid was an idiot and if that will make her think before she acts like a criminal next time then this was the best thing for her cause she wasn't seriously hurt but should follow it up with some juvi time.Most of you idiot responders will try n defend her dumb ass and try to build a case that she didn't deserve to be treated like a criminal n i'm sure that will go along way into teaching her to be a good upstanding citizen!! thats the problem with society today theirs so many of you bitter assholes that think you should live in a lawless society because your so fucked up yourself ! stop standing up for criminals the ones that deserve it  keep em locked up ,no early release screw ple bargans get tough on crime teach kids your serious , be a parent stop looking to defend your shitty job as a parent and blame society for all the trouble kids get in these days! your not a parent to be your kids buddy your supposed to mold them into good respectfull law abiding citizens!!! teach em don't defend their ignorant actions and blame everyone else because your a bad role model and probably aren't capable of teaching anyone respect!!!

D Fahina
D Fahina

unless your from arizona you shouldnt judge in favor of the cops because in reality a lot of the cops in arizona are like that. regardless of whether or not your a criminal people are still people. People are people, cops are cops yet we are the people and they will always be the cops. I guess some cops abuse that power that the people pay for

ramen
ramen

 This article seems to overlook the fact that she had assaulted her teacher, assaulted her mother and threatened to kill the officer's family right before this.

Quickdra64
Quickdra64

Curious you say she threaten to kill the officer's family right before this, when I don't see or hear this in the video, maybe she could have said it when he had her face down on the ground I don't know or maybe he is saying this to cover his ass.

teknik1200
teknik1200

 so, that's no excuse to use excessive force.  it's a little girl.  if he cant control a little unarmed girl he's a lousy cop.

do the right thing
do the right thing

you people are idiots if you are a criminal then expect to pay for being a dumb ass!!!  stop trying to protect people when they should pay for their dumb ass actions

midwestmomof2
midwestmomof2

One thing that is very clear to me on these comments, Still Not a Believer sounds like a horrible person through and through!!  I would not be surprised if he truly did beat and rape Jan M Walker.  What an extreme creep he is.  You have shown your true colors on your comments!  Get help you woman hater!

roy1531
roy1531

Act like a stupid punk get treated like a stupid punk! If her parents had of got hold of her that might not have happend! 

Lisa E
Lisa E

POS  I am SO sick of our "police state."  

Deb
Deb

"we have to be fair and determine what occurred before he got to this point"

milton
milton

There have literally been over 4 MILLION COP SCANDALS in the USA (and those are just the few times they got CAUGHT!) and yet some of you still act like cops are good. (I have friends who are cops and my sister-in-law is a cop. Even THEY say most cops are thugs. THey HAVE to be: POWER CORRUPTS.) Maybe we should reason with nazis. Oh no... we tried that. It doesn't work. If I wasn't a pacifist I'd be out shooting cops every day. 

Batsu
Batsu

so...you want no order or law enforcement...every person for themselves....if I like your stuff I'm free to kill you and take it?

You have to pick one or the other... 

milton
milton

How disgusting for the Police Union to say "let DUE PROCESS take its course"!!!!

They HATE due  process and admit that! They even say they have the RIGHT TO SHOOT SOMEONE WITHOUT DUE PROCESS! We have the right to shoot cops without due process too.

These blackshirts are no different than Hitler's brownshirts! Here in NYC there's a serious NYPD scandal every couple days!

milton
milton

THIS IS WHY PETER GABRIEL BOUGHT VIDEOCAMERAS for many groups in Africa: "COP" means "SUPER-CRIMINAL".

I've been the victim of dozens of serious crimes in NYC, and every single time I hated the COPS and the DA more than the original criminals. (Cuz at least criminals come thru!) I've been robbed by cops and assaulted too, for peaceful political activism!

COPS ARE THUGS. DUH. We've known this for 100 years.

Misstwixler
Misstwixler

 To me it looks like he lost his balance as he was grabbing for her which made it a lot worse but that's just me....she shouldn't have tried to fight a teacher and her mom......yes it's a bit excessive but I wouldn't be angry if it were my daughter...but like the video says, it depends on what went on before this point. but I wouldn't be angry if it were my daughter...but like the video says, it depends on what went on before this point.

Kuei
Kuei

"the vast majority of cops are good people"...Bullshit! This is common practice now days. And youtube has THOUSANDS of these videos to prove it. And, alot of these are coming out of Phoenix. And just why was this video pulled from youtube?Had the parents or teacher done this to the kid they would have been locked up for a long time. Cops are a disease that plague this country. They need to be put back in their place and be forced to realize that they are servants,  and nothing more.

Spamushere
Spamushere

No offense...but it's perhaps a little wake up call for this girl. Even if it was excessive, this teen has bigger problems...drinking in school, assaulting a teacher and her mother. This girl needs to knocked off her feet...given the direction her life is heading this is the least of her problems!

Kuei
Kuei

Her parents should be allowed to give the girl the "wake up call" without threat of intimidation from the courts. It is not the job of the police to apply corporal punishment to kids. The parents need to be given their rights back. One thing is for sure. The wake up call this kid will get will be a big fat check from the Phoenix PD when the civil case is over. So, what did she really learn?

Kit Carson
Kit Carson

 Excellent lede:

"​Being a police officer is a hard, thankless job, and the vast majority of cops are good people. Then there's Phoenix police Officer Patrick Larrison, who ruins the public perception of police officers when he essentially body-slams an unarmed, non-threatening 15-year-old girl into the side of a building."

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