Alabama Cop Maces Student at High School Football Game

November 21, 2014   |   S.m. Gibson

SM Gibson
November 20, 2014

(TheAntiMedia) An Alabama high school student is claiming he was wrongfully detained and maced by a Phenix City police officer during the final moments of a high school playoff game between Prattville and Central-Phenix City.

Cameron Rader, a 17 year old student at Prattville High School, which is located about 15 miles outside the state capitol of Montgomery, stated that an on-duty officer who was acting as security at the game assaulted and maced him without provocation.

According to the high school senior, the incident started with the officer warning students to back away from the guard rail in the stands.

“This cop in front of me is just staring me and my friends down for absolutely no reason and saying things like, ‘I’m not a cop you can mess with,’ and I just started laughing, because it was crazy,” Rader said speaking with the Montgomery Advertiser. “When I laughed, he said, ‘Oh, you think this is funny? Do you see me laughing?’ I told him no sir.”

Rader then turned his back to continue a previous conversation he was having with a female student.

“I had my back to this officer talking to a girl who was standing behind me,” Rader said. “The cop yells at me — ‘Hey son’ — and tells me, ‘Push me one more time.’ I told him I didn’t push him, and he like freaked out.”

A video provided to the Montgomery Advertiser by Rader’s attorney depicts a portion of the incident, including the moment that the student is maced.

“I was telling him to get his hands off me, to stop touching me, and then I asked what I did,” Rader said. “You can see that on the video. I have my hands by my side. I’m being compliant and he keeps pushing me. That’s when he maces me. I couldn’t breathe. It was in my throat and nose and the fumes were burning my eyes. And it hurt for a long time.”

Michael Kidd, a Montgomery attorney is one of two lawyers representing Cameron, says that he wants to know that this situation is properly addressed by authorities and is planning to ask the Alabama Bureau of Investigations to review the footage of the incident as well as hold a formal investigation.

“When you detain someone as they did, that’s arrest,” Kidd said. “It appears to me that possible criminal conduct occurred on behalf of this officer, and I want someone to examine that.”

After being sprayed by the officer, Cameron was hauled out into the parking lot where multiple police vehicles were parked. Rader states that he overheard the assaulting officer giving a description of the incident to his badged colleagues.

“He was telling the other cops that over his shoulder that he could see me out of the corner of his eye and that I nudged him — those were his exact words,” Rader said. “I did not touch him. It’s completely untrue.”

Prattville principal Richard Dennis eventually interceded and Cameron was released into his custody.

Mark Rader, Cameron’s father described the conversation he had with the principal regarding the altercation.

“I talked to (Dennis) and he told me that from what he knew of the incident that Cameron had done nothing wrong,” Mark Rader said. “He said other parents in the stands who witnessed it had told him and that the cops had let Cameron go. He said he put Cameron in the car with his friends and told him not to stop anywhere in Phenix City because the cops would be looking for him, I guess.”

The name of the detaining officer has not been released at this time.


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Author: S.m. Gibson

SM Gibson joined Anti-Media in December of 2012. He currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was born and raised.

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19 Comments

  1. The shit has hit the fan this time around for how phenix city police abuse people and deprive people of their right. I hate ho WTVM tries to hide every thing about the police. the phenix city police don't want to help you if you being harassed instead they go against you. This is your average dirty cop bullies, the media needs to stop covering things up about police abuse from the phenix city police. The damned police can't make this go away they deserve every bit of the punishment and the embarrassment. Well they shouldn't falsely accuse or go against people who are in need. Damn damn bastards it just gets me so angry.

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  2. The shit has hit the fan this time around for how phenix city police abuse people and deprive people of their right. I hate ho WTVM tries to hide every thing about the police. the phenix city police don't want to help you if you being harassed instead they go against you. This is your average dirty cop bullies, the media needs to stop covering things up about police abuse from the phenix city police. The damned police can't make this go away they deserve every bit of the punishment and the embarrassment. Well they shouldn't falsely accuse or go against people who are in need. Damn damn bastards it just gets me so angry. How these phenix city police do tis to innocent people, but let certain criminal thugs walk.

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  3. Name of the shithead cop?

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  4. You mean the name of the attacking officer has not been released at this time.

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  5. I'd sure like to see some mob justice. We're just not Brazil enough. Buncha pussies.

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  6. I am with the cop on this one. Comply and back-off or pay the penalty.

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  7. they should fired his ass

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  8. I hope your trolling

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  9. He was just standing there with his arms at his side and the pig bastard maced him. Scumbag cop should have his teeth kicked down his throat

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  10. y because they wear a bullshit peice of tin on their chest that makes it ok fir them to do what ever they want. something wrong with yer head. if nothing else they should b held to a higher standard and penalty than the rest of us. we trust them to serve n protect. not assulat and bully

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  11. that wont happen and everybody knows it. i mean the police have been above the law since the begining of time

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  12. That wasn't the outcome I was hoping for.

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  13. Maybe ISIS will handle that cop for us in the form of a new video

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  14. This really bothers me. I like to think that cops around here aren't as awful as I know they are in other parts of the country, but this has proven me wrong. I can only hope that he wont get away with this.

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